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Young Harry Houdini 

This biographical movie depicts the youth of the magician Harry Houdini (1874 - 1926). As a boy his name was Eric Weiss and his father wanted him to become a locksmith. But he ran away and ... See full summary »

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James Orr
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Wil Wheaton ... Ehrich Weiss / Young Harry Houdini
Jeffrey DeMunn ... Adult Harry Houdini
Kerri Green ... Calpernia
Barry Corbin ... Elmore
Roy Dotrice ... Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
J. Reuben Silverbird J. Reuben Silverbird ... John Parker
Rossie Harris ... Theo (as Ross Harris)
José Ferrer ... Dr. Tybalt Grimaldi (as Jose Ferrer)
Phil Brock ... Wesley
Michael Alldredge ... Yardbull
Sean McClory ... Sean O'Casey (as Seán McClory)
Lee de Broux ... Marshall
Rita Zohar ... Mrs. Weiss
J.C. Quinn ... Slats
Mike Pniewski ... Large Miner (as Michael Pniewski)
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This biographical movie depicts the youth of the magician Harry Houdini (1874 - 1926). As a boy his name was Eric Weiss and his father wanted him to become a locksmith. But he ran away and joined the traveling show of Dr. Grimaldi, where he learned the tricks of a magician and a little mystery from his Indian assistant, too. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Jugend des Magiers See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Really good made for TV movie
14 July 2001 | by existenz-6See all my reviews

I haven't seen this since 1987, but just the fact that I remember it so fondly means that it had an impression on me. This was an entertaining, finely crafted movie that shows how Houdini picked up on magic during his teen years. This is a good companion piece to the other TV film, "Young Sherlock Holmes". Both are fun and well worth watching. I only wish this one was available on video.


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