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Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

Summary: During Harry Houdini's tour of Britain in 1926, the master escapologist enters into a passionate affair with a Scottish psychic. The psychic and her daughter attempt to con Houdini during a highly publicized séance to contact his mother whose death has haunted him for many years. However all does not go to plan...
Runtime: 97 min
Rating: Rated PG for some sensuality, thematic material, language, violent content and smoking.
Production: BBC Films
Genres: Drama, Thriller, Romance
Countries: UK, Australia
Languages: English, Hungarian
Home Release Date: Oct 28, 2008
Director Credit
Gillian Armstrong Director
Writer Credit
Brian Ward Written By
Tony Grisoni Written By
Principal Cast Credit
Catherine Zeta Jones Mary McGarvie
Guy Pearce Harry Houdini
Timothy Spall Sugarman
Cast Credit
Aileen O'Gorman Effie - Elderly Seamstress
Anthony O'Donnell Oily Librarian
Billy McColl McTavish
James Holmes Ugly Mug
Leni Harper Leith Romeo's Wife
Malcolm Shields Leith Romeo
Melanie Harris Rose
Olivia Darnley Flower Stall Seller
Ralph Riach Mr. Robertson
Raymond Griffiths Music Hall Dwarf
Saoirse Ronan Benji McGarvie
Shaun Mason Heckler
Producer Credit
Brian Ward Co-Producer
Celia Richards Assistant Producer: Australia
Chris Curling Producer
Dan Lupovitz Executive Producer
David M. Thompson Executive Producer
Guy Tannahill Line Producer
Joe Oppenheimer Co-Executive Producer
Katherine Armfelt Assistant Producer: UK
Kirk D'Amico Executive Producer
Linda Sophie Chiu Associate Producer
Lucas Foster Executive Producer
Marcia Nasatir Executive Producer
Marian Macgowan Producer
Phil Robertson Co-Producer
Tony Grisoni Co-Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: