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The Master Mystery

The Master of Mystery - Houdini
The Master Mystery (1920) starring Harry Houdini The Master Mystery stars Harry Houdini as Justice Department agent Quentin Locke, who is investigating a powerful cartel that’s protected by a “menacing” robot (referred to in the film as “the Automaton‘); the cartel is using a gas weapon called “the Madagascar...
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Houdini, Adrien Brody

Houdini – History Channel biography of Harry Houdini, starring Adrien Brody
Houdini – History Channel biography of Harry Houdini, starring Adrien Brody Once, many years ago in the Bloom County comic strip, Opus the penguin was writing a movie review, which read in part: “This bad film just oozed rottenness from every bad scene –simply bad beyond beyond all...
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The Grim Game

movie review of The Grim Game (1919) starring Harry Houdini
movie review of The Grim Game (1919) starring Harry Houdini The Grim Game was a silent film starring the great magician and escape artist Harry Houdini as Harvey Hanford, a man wrongly convicted of crimes that he didn’t commit.  Using Houdini’s renowned escape abilities, Houdini quickly escapes out of the jail that he’s...
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Harry Houdini biography

Houdini, Portrait at Age 32
Biography of Harry Houdini (1874-1926) Houdini means “escape artist or other ingenious person,” according to the dictionary.  Harry Houdini epitomizes that, of course, as the man who created the field of escape artistry, as well as becoming the most famous magician of his day, and equally well known for...
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Death Defying Acts

Death Defying Acts - Houdini's Secret - Guy Pierce - Catherine Zeta Jones - magic is inescapable - "A Masterful Work"
Death Defying Acts (2007) starring Guy Pierce, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Timothy Spall, Saoirse Ronan The movie  Death Defying Acts is a Hollywood fantasy, based very loosely on the life of Harry Houdini.   The basic plot of the movie has Harry Houdini crusading against false psychics (which was true), offering a...
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Houdini, starring Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh

Tony Curtis gives a winning performance as the great Houdini, the struggling circus performer who emerged as the world s most captivating magician and escape artist. From his beginnings as a wild man carnival act to the internationally famous feat of escaping from a locked trunk in an...
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