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Title Houdini, the movie star / Douris UK Ltd
Published New York, NY : Kino International, [2008]

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Description 3 videodiscs (DVD) (450 min.) : sound, color tinted and black and white ; 4 3/4 in
Contents DVD 1: The master mystery (1919 ; color tinted ; 238 min.) / produced for video by Bret Wood ; produced by B.A. Rolfe ; screenplay by Arthur B. Reeve and Charles Logue ; directed by Burton L. King -- DVD 2: Terror Island (1920 ; b&w ; 55 min.) / a Paramount-Artcraft release ; written by Arthur B. Reeve & John Grey ; directed by James Cruze -- The man from beyond (1922 ; color tinted ; 68 min.) / Houdini Picture Corporation ; produced for video by Bret Wood ; written & produced by Harry Houdini ; directed by Burton L. King -- The master mystery (Contains the conclusion of episodes 13-15, continued from DVD 1) -- DVD 3: 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
Summary The master mystery: Quentin Locke infiltrates a corrupt patents company, only to run into the gleaming terror of its robot protector, the Automaton. In order to save the beautiful Eva Brent and find a cure for the dreaded Madagascar Madness, Locke suffers an inhuman array of tortures and physical restraints. He is chained, tied with barbared wire, padlocked in a crate and thrown in the water, tied beneath a descending elevator, strapped to an electric chair, and bound in an elaborate Oriental torture chamber
Terror Island: A swashbuckling inventor steers his high-tech submarine to a forbidden tropical isle to rescue the father of the woman he loves
The man from beyond: Howard Hillary is a man frozen in the Arctic. He returns to civilization 100 years later to reclaim the love of his live, reincarnated in the body of a young woman
Haldane of the Secret Service: Heath Haldane is an undercover operative assigned to infiltrate a band of counterfeiters within the dark alleys of New York's Chinatown
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
Notes Title from container
Special features: DVD 1: An examination of scenes deleted by the New York Censor Board; image gallery; new film notes ; DVD 2: Correspondence with the NY Censor Board; image gallery; new film notes ; DVD 3: 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
Portions of The master mystery no longer survive. This edition runs almost four hours, and bridges the missing passages with explanatory text
The master mystery originally released as a motion picture in 1919 ; Terror Island originally released as a motion picture in 1920 ; The man from beyond originally released as a motion picture in 1922 ; The grim game originally released as a motion picture in 1919 ; Haldane of the Secret Service originally released as a motion picture in 1923
Credits The master mystery: Original music, Stuart Oderman ; music composers and performers, Jon C. Mirsalis, Ben Model, Stuart Oderman, Clark Wilson
Terror Island: Photographer, William Marshall ; original music composer and performer, Clark Wilson
Haldane of the Secret Service: Original music composer and performer, Ben Model
The man from beyond: Original music composer and performer, Jon C. Mirsalis
The grim game: Original music composer and performer, Ben Model
Performer The master mystery cast: Harry Houdini, Marguerite Marsh, Jack Burns, Ruth Stonehouse, Charles Graham
Terror Island cast: Harry Houdini, Lila Lee, Jack Brammall, Eugene Pallette
The man from beyond cast: Harry Houdini, Nita Naldi, Jane Connelly
The grim game cast: Harry Houdini, Ann Forrest
Haldane of the Secret Service cast: Harry Houdini, Gladys Leslie, William Humphrey
Notes DVD
Silent films with musical score
Subject Corporations -- Corrupt practices -- United States -- Drama.
Inventors -- United States -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- United States -- Drama.
Undercover operations -- United States -- Drama.
Aircraft accidents -- United States -- Drama.
Genre/Form Video recordings.
Drama.
Author Houdini, Harry, 1874-1926.
Marsh, Marguerite, 1892-1925.
Burns, Jack.
Stonehouse, Ruth, 1893-1941.
Graham, Charles E., 1897-1943.
Lee, Lila.
Brammall, Jack.
Pallette, Eugene, 1889-1954.
Naldi, Nita, 1895-1961.
Connelly, Jane, 1883-1925.
Little, Ann, 1891-1984.
Leslie, Gladys, 1899-1976.
Humphrey, William, 1874-1942.
Oderman, Stuart, 1940-
Wilson, Clark.
Mirsalis, Jon C.
Model, Ben.
Wood, Bret.
Rolfe, B. A. (Benjamin A.), 1879-1956.
Reeve, Arthur B. (Arthur Benjamin), 1880-1936.
Logue, Charles A.
King, Burton, 1877-1944.
Grey, John, 1873-1933.
Cruze, James, 1884-1942.
Willat, Irvin, 1890-1976.
Douris UK.
Paramount Pictures Corporation (1914-1927)
Artcraft Pictures Corporation.
Houdini Picture Corporation (Firm)
George Eastman House Motion Picture Department (Firm)
Cinema Arts (Firm)
Kino International Corporation.
Other Titles Master mystery
Grim game
Terror island
Man from beyond
Haldane of the secret service