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Houdini (1953)

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106 min | Biography, Drama

The spectacular but tragically short career of magician and illusionist Harry Houdini whose tricks defied explanation and safety.
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Philip Yordan (screenplay) | Harold Kellock (book)
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Updated Jul 2, 1953

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Jul 2, 1953 (United States)

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Tony Curtis
Harry Houdini Harry Houdini   See fewer
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Janet Leigh
Bess Houdini Bess Houdini   See fewer
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Angela Clarke
Harry's Mother Harry's Mother   See fewer
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Stefan Schnabel
German Prosecuting Attorney German Prosecuting Attorney   See fewer
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Ian Wolfe
Malue Malue   See fewer
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Sig Ruman
Schultz Schultz   See fewer
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Michael Pate
Dooley Dooley   See fewer
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Connie Gilchrist
Mrs. Shultz Mrs. Shultz   See fewer
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Malcolm Lee Beggs
British Jail Warden British Jail Warden   See fewer
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Frank Orth
Mr. Hunter Mr. Hunter   See fewer
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Barry Bernard
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Douglas Spencer
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Eric Alden
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Fred Aldrich
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Elsie Ames
Entertainer (uncredited) Entertainer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jan Arden
Shimmy Dancer (uncredited) Shimmy Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nick Arno
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Peter Baldwin
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Oliver Blake
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Billy Bletcher
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Morgan Brown
German Magistrate (uncredited) German Magistrate (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cliff Clark
Barker (uncredited) Barker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Clark
Doorman (uncredited) Doorman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jim Davies
Heckler (uncredited) Heckler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Louise De Carlo
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Daniel De Jonghe
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Fred Essler
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Franklyn Farnum
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Bess Flowers
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Kit Guard
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Magician's Assistant (uncredited) Magician's Assistant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Len Hendry
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Harry Hines
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Blacksmith (uncredited) Blacksmith (uncredited)   See fewer
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Medium (uncredited) Medium (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Ploski
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Luce Potter
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6.9 / 10 | 2,764 votes