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The Resource Houdini, a Nancy Porter Productions, Inc. film for American experience ; written and directed by Nancy Porter ; produced by Nancy Porter, Beth Tierney, (videorecording)

Houdini, a Nancy Porter Productions, Inc. film for American experience ; written and directed by Nancy Porter ; produced by Nancy Porter, Beth Tierney, (videorecording)

Label
Houdini
Title
Houdini
Statement of responsibility
a Nancy Porter Productions, Inc. film for American experience ; written and directed by Nancy Porter ; produced by Nancy Porter, Beth Tierney
Title variation
Houdini
Contributor
Screenwriter
Director
Narrator
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Historical advisors, Kenneth Silverman, Don B. Wilmeth ; music, Claudio Ragazzi
Date time place
Originally produced as an episode of the television series: American experience
Dewey number
793.8092
Intended audience
TV parental guidelines rating: Not rated
Language note
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
PerformerNote
Narrator, Mandy Patinkin ; participants, Don Wilmeth, David Copperfield, James Randi, Kenneth Silverman, David De-Val
Runtime
52
Technique
live action
Label
Houdini, a Nancy Porter Productions, Inc. film for American experience ; written and directed by Nancy Porter ; produced by Nancy Porter, Beth Tierney, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Documentary
  • "WGBH"--Container
  • Program content: c2000
  • Running time indicated on container: approx. 60 min.; actual running time: 52 min
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
Becoming Harry Houdini -- The escape artist -- Involving the public -- Harrowing water escapes -- The final stunt -- Exposing spiritualists
Control code
zzv143 b1615899
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Full screen.
Extent
1 videodisc (52 min.)
Isbn
9781608835102
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887015134
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
AMHO601
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)746938962
System details
DVD; NTSC; full screen presentation; stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Houdini, a Nancy Porter Productions, Inc. film for American experience ; written and directed by Nancy Porter ; produced by Nancy Porter, Beth Tierney, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Documentary
  • "WGBH"--Container
  • Program content: c2000
  • Running time indicated on container: approx. 60 min.; actual running time: 52 min
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
Becoming Harry Houdini -- The escape artist -- Involving the public -- Harrowing water escapes -- The final stunt -- Exposing spiritualists
Control code
zzv143 b1615899
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Full screen.
Extent
1 videodisc (52 min.)
Isbn
9781608835102
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887015134
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
AMHO601
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)746938962
System details
DVD; NTSC; full screen presentation; stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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