The spitting image of her mother at that age, early twenty-something Cassie Duquesne never really knew her parents, Duke and Melinda Duquesne, having been sent to live with her aged maternal aunt in Wisconsin after Melinda abandoned the family when Cassie was an infant, Melinda's whereabouts since unknown. Twenty years ago, Duke and Melinda were at the top of the profession as a magician - The Great Duquesne - and his on-stage assistant respectively, they specializing in illusions of the macabre and gore. Cassie reenters the realm of her father's life when she returns to Los Angeles to attend his funeral, which is as theatrical as his life in that he vowed in his life to emerge from the dead. Beyond this issue, Cassie learns that she is the sole beneficiary of her father's $300,000 estate, with which those arguably closest to him, Buzz Sheridan and Dolly Bast, his longtime manager and housekeeper respectively, are outwardly all right in Duke's want to bring Cassie back, she who they ...
Anyway you slice it... it's the screen's new high in clean-cut fun!
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Did You Know?
The melody of the song 'Devotion' composed by 'Max Steiner' and sung by Irene Dunne
in the 1931 film entitled Consolation Marriage is used throughout this movie as its soundtrack. See more
When serving breakfast to Cassie the first morning in the Duquesne house, Val picks up a cast iron skillet from the stove with his bare left hand but uses a pot holder to lift a coffee pot with his right hand which has a black plastic handle. See more
[wearing a mask of Duke's face
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References The Twilight Zone
What Is This Thing Called Love?
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Sung by Connie Stevens See more