[United States] : PBS Home Video, c2011.
[Full screen version.]
1 videodisc (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
In English, with optional English (SDH) subtitles.
Title from container.
Narrator: Mandy Patinkin.
Writer/director, Nancy Porter ; producers, Nancy Porter and Beth Tierney.
Originally broadcast as an episode of American Experience on PBS television.
Wrapped in chains and encased in a crate, magician Harry Houdini was dropped into New York's icy East River. Horrified onlookers watched him emerge, unharmed, less than 60 seconds later. Easily the world's most famous escape artist, Houdini mesmerized audiences with astonishing acts of magic like the Water Torture Cell. A circus performer turned gifted artist, Houdini confronted humanity's greatest fears: entrapment, pain, and death.
American experience (Television program)
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