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The Grim Game (1919)

Jailed unjustly for a murder he did not commit, a young man uses his amazing powers of escape to free himself and pursue the actual killers, who hold his fiancée captive.

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Irvin Willat

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Arthur B. Reeve (story), John Grey (story) (as John W. Grey) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Harry Houdini ... Harvey Hanford (as Houdini)
Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson ... Dudley Cameron
Ann Forrest ... Mary Wentworth
Augustus Phillips ... Clifton Allison
Tully Marshall ... Richard Raver
Arthur Hoyt ... Dr. Harvey Tyson
Mae Busch ... Ethel Delmead (as Mae Bush)
Edward Martin Edward Martin ... Police Reporter
Jane Wolfe ... Hannah (as Jane Wolf)
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Jailed unjustly for a murder he did not commit, a young man uses his amazing powers of escape to free himself and pursue the actual killers, who hold his fiancée captive. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 1919 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sensationen för dagen See more »

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The Great Houdini:
18 October 2015 | by robertguttmanSee all my reviews

Originally made in 1919 and long thought lost, this recently-restored full-length movie features the legendary Harry Houdini, performing the sort of escapes for which he was celebrated in his own time and is still famous even today. For that reason alone, this film deserves 10- out-of-10. Since his death in 1924 many magicians and escape artists have striven to replicate the incredible things Houdini did, and many of his feats have still not been done. Those expecting subtle characterization or modern production values need to look elsewhere. However, for those with an appreciation of something absolutely unique, something that simply cannot be duplicated today, this film is truly priceless.


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