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Houdini (1953)

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106 min | Biography, Drama

From his beginnings as a "wildman" carnival act to the internationally famous feat of escaping from a locked trunk in an ice-jammed river, the great Harry Houdini emerged as the world's most captivating magician and escape artist.
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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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Malue Malue   See fewer
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Schultz Schultz   See fewer
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6.9 / 10 | 3,085 votes