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 ...
We don't mind sticking our necks out...but the screen will BE HEADING for a new high in good 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
Connie Stevens character opens the front door of her fathers home and leaves the key in the door. After screams and Dean Jones character runs to her aid he too leaves the keys in the door. And nothing is ever said again about the keys. See more
John Harley 'Duke' Duquesne
[Speaking to an imaginary audience, while Cassie Duquesne, unconscious, is strapped into his stage-show guillotine
Ladies and gentlemen, behold one of the most tragic and malign figures in... in all the... the annals of recorded history. The beauteous Marie Antoinette. Doomed by the... by the... by the... bestial malevolence of the revolutionary mob, to end her glorious life upon this... this cruel instrument of bloody torture. La Belle Dame sans Merci. And why did she have to die? For ...
References The Twilight Zone
What Is This Thing Called Love?
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Sung by Connie Stevens See more