The Magician

Season 1 Episode 0

The Magician (Pilot -- 90 min)

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Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Mar 17, 1973 on NBC
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The Magician (Pilot -- 90 min)
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Magician Anthony Dorian's curiosity is aroused when a man walks in on one of his performances, collapses and dies. He discovers that the man wanted to tell something to a woman in his audience--but what? Tony discovers that the woman's daughter, who supposedly died a week earlier, may still be alive. The plot thickens when Tony discovers a scheme involving a stolen bomb, and he must discover the strange fate of the daughter before it's too late.moreless

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    Joan Caulfield

    Joan Caulfield

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    Guest Star

    Kim Hunter

    Kim Hunter

    Nora Coogan

    Guest Star

    Elizabeth Ashley

    Elizabeth Ashley

    Sallie Baker

    Guest Star

    Keene Curtis

    Keene Curtis

    Max Pomeroy

    Recurring Role

    Todd Crespi

    Todd Crespi

    Dennis Pomeroy

    Recurring Role

    Jim Watkins

    Jim Watkins

    Jerry Anderson

    Recurring Role

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    • TRIVIA (4)

      • Jim Watkins' character was named Jerry Wallace in this pilot, rather than Jerry Anderson as in the rest of the series.

      • Although Tony lived in a converted Boeing 707 four-engine jet airliner (not a 747 as most people erroneously state), the takeoff scene here shows a Boeing 737 (two engines).

      • In the pilot film The Magician's name was Anthony Dorian but in the series it became Anthony Blake. It may have been changed to avoid conflict with a contemporary, real-life performing magician named Bob (The Amazing) Dorian.

      • In the climactic chase scene where the heavies are shooting at the speed boat of the magician and the damsel, the bullet holes that are appearing near the engine look more like drops of ink. Also, the close-up of the engine looks like it was shot in a sound studio rather than outdoors.

    • QUOTES (4)

    • NOTES (1)

      • Among the Magic performed in the pilot was:

        Sword suspension
        Dove production
        Disappearance from a glass case
        Production of a glass of wine from a foulard

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