Houdini

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While working as a Coney Island entertainer, Harry Houdini (Tony Curtis) meets and falls madly in love with Bess (Janet Leigh). The two quickly marry, and with her at his side, the magician begins his rise to fame as the world's greatest escape artist and magician. read more
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While working as a Coney Island entertainer, Harry Houdini (Tony Curtis) meets and falls madly in love with Bess (Janet Leigh). The two quickly marry, and with her at his side, the magician begins his rise to fame as the world's greatest escape artist and magician. But as the escapes get more and more dangerous, Bess worries that Harry may be taking his act too far. This biographical look at the life of Houdini takes several liberties with the facts, including how the magician actually died.

Original Release

07/02/1953

Cast

Janet Leigh Bess Houdini
Tony Curtis Harry Houdini
Torin Thatcher Otto
Angela Clarke Harry's Mother
Stefan Schnabel German Prosecuting Attorney
Ian Wolfe Malue
Sig Ruman Schultz
Michael Pate Dooley
Connie Gilchrist Mrs. Shultz
Malcolm Lee Beggs British Jail Warden
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

George Marshall

Writers

Philip Yordan, Harold Kellock

Cast

Producers

Editors

George Tomasini

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