The Great Houdinis



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The Great Houdinis is a made-for-television movie that tells the life story of Harry and Bess Houdini. The film portrays a less public side of Houdini's life, profiling the confrontational relationship between his Catholic wife and his Jewish mother. Stars include Paul Michael Glaser as Harry Houdini, Sally Struthers as Bess Houdini, Ruth Gordon as Harry's mother, Peter Cushing as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Jack Carter as Harry's brother, Adrienne Barbeau as his mistress and Nina Foch as a medium. Vivian Vance narrates the film as Harry's best friend and harshest critic.