Houdini, Starring Tony Curtis and Janet Lee, One Of My Favorites
Houdini, starring Tony Curtis, and his wife, Janet Leigh, is one of my top ten favorite movies of all time. Yes, the same parents to Jamie Lee Curtis, who would later make a name for herself with her debut at the age of 19, in the movie Halloween. It may be a bit Hollywoodified, but it still retains its charm. I particularly love the straitjacket escape scene. The place where this takes place is just loaded by visual eye candy. If you have ever seen this movie, you will know just what I am talking about. It is just loaded with vintage Halloween decorations! Black cats, witches, jack-o-lanterns, you name it!
The movie features a lot of his magic tricks and escapes, including the Chinese Water Torture Cell.
The movie was made in 1953, by Paramount Pictures. It was directed by George Marshall, and produced by George Pal.
The Famous Strait Jacket Scene Featuring Vintage Halloween Decorations:
Movie trailer for Houdini, 1953:
I can’t honestly tell you how many times I have seen the movie, Houdini, starring Tony Curtis. I know it has been more than a dozen times. The first time I saw it was the night my favorite uncle died in a car crash back in 1968, on the late show. The hospital had phoned my mother during the seance scene, of all places.
I do have this movie in my personal collection. I pull it out from time to time when I want to see a great old movie that is a lot of fun. Not only that but every now and then I just love a trip down memory lane looking at those vintage Halloween decorations-my kind of eye candy!
If you want to watch an enjoyable and fun movie that the whole family can watch, I recommend this one!
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