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The Magician's Daughter (1938)

Approved | | Romance, Short | 16 July 1938 (USA)
News photographer/journalist Bob Wilson is assigned to get photographs showing how a popular local magician, Professor Jasper Murdock, does his tricks. Wilson wrangles a dinner invitation ... See full summary »

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... Dolores Murdock
... Bob Wilson
Maurice Cass ... Professor Jasper Murdock
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News photographer/journalist Bob Wilson is assigned to get photographs showing how a popular local magician, Professor Jasper Murdock, does his tricks. Wilson wrangles a dinner invitation to Murdock's home and takes a keen interest in the magician's daughter, Dolores. He also takes a liking to the family and tells his editor that he isn't going to take the photos. The editor however assigns someone else to the task and when the story is published, Dolores believes Bob has double-crossed them so he must prove himself to her and sort out the mess he finds himself in. Written by garykmcd

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Romance | Short

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Tommy Bond, in an uncredited role, was familiar to younger viewers across the country as bully Butch in the Our Gang comedies. See more »

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Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
Performed by Eleanor Lynn (vocal)
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Decent Short
26 February 2008 | by See all my reviews

Magician's Daughter, The (1938)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

MGM short about a reporter who begins to investigate a magician in hopes of proving that he's a fraud but he falls in love with the magician's daughter. The magic tricks look horribly fake and the so called love story is very minor. Not too many laughs either. The directed went on to do The Devil Thumbs a Ride and Donovan's Brain.

Decent but nothing too great.

Turner Classic Movies shows this short every once in a while so if you're interested that would be your best shot at seeing this.


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