From humble beginnings at circus sideshows to sold out concert halls in Europe, Part 1 of Houdini follows the rise of the boy Erich Weiss as he becomes the man Harry Houdini, master ...
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From humble beginnings at circus sideshows to sold out concert halls in Europe, Part 1 of Houdini follows the rise of the boy Erich Weiss as he becomes the man Harry Houdini, master escapologist. The rabbi's son from Wisconsin is the epitome of the American Dream as he makes his way through the early 20th century vaudeville craze and emerges as America's first bonafide world renowned superstar.Written by
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When Houdini meets with the secret service in London, the man introduces himself as the head of the British equivalent of the US Secret Service, and says the name MI5. MI5 was only officially given that title in Sept 1916. It would have been called the Secret Service Bureau at the time this meeting with Houdini is portrayed to have taken place. See more »
One way or another, we all want to escape. When ordinary life shackles us we need to get away. Get away from boredom, from pain, from fear. But not me. Fear is how I know I'm alive. Unlike other people I don't escape life. I escape death. Hell of a way to make a living.
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