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|Genre/Form:||Thrillers (Motion pictures, television, etc.)
Action and adventure films
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Harry Houdini; Ann Little; Gladys Leslie; William Humphrey; Ben Model; Arthur B Reeve; John Grey; Irvin Willat; Bret Wood; George Eastman House Motion Picture Department (Firm); Houdini Picture Corporation (Firm); Cinema Arts (Firm); Kino International Corporation.
|Notes:||Title from container.
Special features: Filmed records of Houdini escapes (1907-ca. 1923); the illusion "Metamorphosis," performed by Houdini's brother Hardeen; 1914 audio recording of Houdini introducing his "Water Torture Cell;" "Slippery Jim:" 1910 comedy short inspired by Houdini; image gallery; new film notes.
|Credits:||The grim game: Original music composer and performer, Ben Model.
Haldane of the Secret Service: Original music composer and performer, Ben Model.
|Performer(s):||The grim game cast: Harry Houdini, Ann Forrest.
Haldane of the Secret Service cast: Harry Houdini, Gladys Leslie, William Humphrey.
|Description:||1 videodisc (89 min.) : sound, color tinted ; 4 3/4 in.|
|Contents:||The grim game (fragment ; 1919 ; color tinted ; 5 min.) / Licensed by the George Eastman House Motion Picture Department ; written by Arthur B. Reeve and John Grey ; directed by Irving Willat --
Haldane of the Secret Service (1923 ; color tinted ; 84 min.) / Houdini Picture Corporation ; licensed by Cinema Arts ; produced for video by Bret Wood ; written & directed by Harry Houdini.
|Other Titles:||Houdini, the movie star
The grim game: Cameras captured an unplanned incident: two planes colliding in mid-air. The footage was so spectacular that the script was revised to integrate it into the plot.