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The Great Houdini (1976)

A biography of the renowned escape artist Harry Houdini, examining his fascination with the occult and his promise to his wife on her deathbed that he would speak from the beyond.

Director:

Melville Shavelson
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Michael Glaser ... Harry Houdini (Erich Weiss)
Sally Struthers ... Bess Houdini
Ruth Gordon ... Cecilia Weiss
Vivian Vance ... Minnie (Nurse)
Adrienne Barbeau ... Daisy White
Bill Bixby ... Reverend Ford
Jack Carter ... Theo Weiss
Peter Cushing ... Conan Doyle
Nina Foch ... Reverend Le Veyne
Wilfrid Hyde-White ... Superintendent Melville
Geoffrey Lewis ... Dr. Crandon
Maureen O'Sullivan ... Lady Conan Doyle
Clive Revill ... Dundas Slater
Barbara Rhoades ... Margery Crandon
Marilyn Brodnick Marilyn Brodnick ... Dorothy Weiss
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A biography of the renowned escape artist Harry Houdini, examining his fascination with the occult and his promise to his wife on her deathbed that he would speak from the beyond.

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Genres:

Biography | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Great Houdinis See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

ABC Circle Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

All advertising for this film incorrectly list the title as "The Great Houdinis." The on screen title remained singular. See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: Hallowe'en 1928 See more »

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Great movie
8 June 2002 | by SnwflkGSee all my reviews

This is by far the best movie about Houdini. Paul Michael Glaser was wonderful as Houdini, Sally Struthers was excellent, and Vivian Vance was terrific as the Nurse. Would love to get this movie pre-recorded but have not been able to find it.


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