Houdini Movie Review 1953

Information and Film Reviews for Houdini the Movie

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Historically inaccurate but entertaining biopic of the infamous magician and escapologist. Chronicles his rise to stardom, his efforts to contact his dearly departed mother through mediums (a prequel to "Ghost"?), and his heart-stopping logic-defying escapes. First screen teaming of Leigh and Curtis, who had already been married for two years.


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Available on VHS
Running time 107 minutes.

Cast and Crew

This Is Your Life, Magic, Great Escapes
Philip Yordan
Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, Torin Thatcher, Angela (Clark) Clarke, Stefan Schnabel, Ian Wolfe, Sig Rumann, Michael Pate, Connie Gilchrist, Mary Murphy, Tor Johnson
George Marshall
George Pal, Paramount Pictures

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