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The Magic of Houdini 2014

5,000 LL
SKU #The Magic of Houdini 132 Doc*

The Perspectives documentary strand brings together powerful stories and unique insights into the arts from a range of well-known figures. Now in its fourth year, the strand will encompass six films from a rich variety of distinctive individuals offering their take on subjects for which they have a personal enthusiasm and fascination. More familiar faces offer their take on subjects that fascinate them. In this first episode, Alan Davies explores the extraordinary life of escapologist Harry Houdini who, against the odds, became one of the world's most successful entertainers. To understand why the master magician felt compelled to perform his death-defying acts, Alan volunteers to hold his breath under ice-cold water, lie on a bed of nails and be hung upside down in a straitjacket.

49min | Documentary

Stars: Alan Davies

Language: English
Subtitle: No Subtitle
Rating: Not Rated