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Houdini: the Movie Star
     

Houdini: the Movie Star

Director: Burton King, Harry Houdini, Irvin V. Willat, James Cruze

Cast: Burton King, Harry Houdini, Irvin V. Willat, James Cruze

 
Legendary escape artist Harry Houdini stars in the offbeat adventure yarn The Grim Game. Houdini plays Harvey Hanford, a young journalist who is framed for the murder of his uncle. Since it was well-known that no jail cell or pair of handcuffs could hold Houdini, the film has to work overtime in building up suspense. The most memorable scene finds the great

Overview

Legendary escape artist Harry Houdini stars in the offbeat adventure yarn The Grim Game. Houdini plays Harvey Hanford, a young journalist who is framed for the murder of his uncle. Since it was well-known that no jail cell or pair of handcuffs could hold Houdini, the film has to work overtime in building up suspense. The most memorable scene finds the great magician suspended by a rope between two flying airplanes. An unrehearsed plane crash during this sequence was captured on film and exploited to the hilt in Grim Game's publicity campaign.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/08/2008
UPC:
0738329056322
Source:
Kino Video

Special Features

FIlmed records of Houdini escapes; Audio recording of Houdini speaking; Excerpts from the NY Censor Board files; "Slippery Jim," a 1910 Houdini-inspired comedy; "The illusion "Metamorphosis" performed by Houdini's brother Hardeen; Multiple image galleries; New film notes

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Arthur Maude Dr. Gilbert Trent
Harry Houdini Heath Haldane,Harvey Hanford
Mae Busch Ethel
Albert Tavernier Dr. Crawford Strange
George Cowl Actor
Irving Brooks Bruce Dayton
Ann Forrest Mary Cameron
Erwin Connelly Dr. Gregory Sinclair
Richard Carlyle Joe Ivor
Charles A. Fang Ali Sing
Frank Montgomery Frar,.cois Duval
Arthur Hoyt Dr. Harvey Tyson
William Humphrey Edward Ormsby

Technical Credits
Burton King Director
Harry Houdini Director
Irvin V. Willat Director
James Cruze Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Houdini: The Movie Star: The Master Mystery
1. Episode 1: The Living Death [:08]
2. Episode 2: The Iron Terror [35:09]
3. Episodes 3-6: The Mad Genius [21:50]
4. Episode 7: Barbed Wire [9:34]
5. Episode 8: The Challenge [21:49]
6. Episode 9: The Madagascan Menace [21:28]
7. Episodes 10-11: The Binding Ring [18:36]
8. Episode 12: The Death Noose [19:59]
Disc #2 -- Houdini: The Movie Star: Terror Island/The Man From Beyond
1. Opening Titles [:08]
2. Death Ship [5:51]
3. The Frozen Man [6:59]
4. A Wedding [6:20]
5. Hiding Hillary [5:06]
6. The Asylum [4:18]
7. Means of Escape [5:46]
8. Reincarnation [4:31]
9. The Trap [2:26]
10. A Dark Secret [6:01]
11. Rescue [3:19]
12. "Believe" [2:47]
1. Opening Titles [:08]
2. Mean Men [3:05]
3. The Letter [8:52]
4. Beverly's Peril [6:06]
5. Harper on Board [7:35]
6. Feast Day [4:06]
7. Savage Tussle [5:36]
8. Captured! [5:42]
9. Into the Depths [3:49]
10. Desperate Efforts [7:56]
11. Final Battle [5:16]
12. Epilogue [6:28]
Disc #3 -- Houdini: The Movie Star
1. Opening Titles [:07]
2. Heath Haldane [6:37]
3. Adele's Story [8:38]
4. The Plot Thickens [7:29]
5. Coldcocked [6:29]
6. Glasgow and Hull [8:52]
7. The Caning [3:53]
8. Fuh Wong [5:24]
9. Alone With Adele [9:13]
10. Le Café Diable [5:43]
11. Sainte Ceil [3:37]
12. The Waterwheel [8:36]

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