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Houdini 1998

Harry Houdini 1998 biopic
Houdini 1998 Recently, I watched the 1998 Houdini TV biography; I was interested to see how it stood up to other Houdini biographies I’ve seen, such as 1950’s Houdini biography with Tony Curtis, or the more recent Houdini with  Adrien Brody. In my opinion, both were entertaining fiction,...
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Houdini, Adrien Brody

Houdini - the History Channel biography, 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 Master Mystery

The Master Mystery - Harry 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...
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The Grim Game

Houdini - The Grim Game - movie poster
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.  Houdini plays Harvey Hanford, a man wrongly convicted of crimes that he didn’t commit.   Using Houdini’s renowned escape abilities, Houdini quickly...
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Houdini: Unlocking the Mystery

Houdini : Unlocking the Mystery - DVD video - History channel
Houdini: Unlocking the Mystery – A documentary on the life and career of Harry Houdini, using the largest auction of Houdini’ ™s personal effects ever as anchor point, talking about Houdini’ ™s life and legacy with modern day marvels such as David Copperfield and Lance Burton, as well as interviews...
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Houdini the Movie Star

Houdini the Movie Star - DVD collection
Editorial review of  Houdini, the movie star  courtesy of Amazon.com  By the year 1919, Harry Houdini was known throughout the world as a master magician and escape artist. Having conquered the stage, he set out to rule the screen, appearing in a series of thrillers built upon his...
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Houdini, starring Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh

Houdini, starring Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh
Houdini, starring Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh  If there’s one type of film that Hollywood does extremely poorly, it’s the biography.   Whether it’s virtually any biography done by Oliver Stone, or biographies about Buster Keaton, Capone, etc. Hollywood tends to take enormous liberties with the facts in order...
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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),...
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