The Grim Game 1919
Harvey Hanford (Harry Houdini) is a young reporter in love with Mary Cameron (Ann Forrest). The wealthy uncle of Mary's (Thomas Jefferson) opposes the marriage of his ward. Harvey schemes to fake the murder of her uncle to make a point about circumstantial evidence. It backfires when uncle turns up dead and Harry is charged with the murder. The highlight of the film is watching a number of escapes from tight spots by Houdini despite handcuffs, a chain and a straight-jacket. Harvey must escape to save Mary from the killer. There's even an airplane collision in flight. Of course, Harvey is heroic. He's vindicated and marries his gal.

DVD5 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:12:17 | 4.30 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English intertitles
Subtitles: none
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Action, Crime, Romance, Mystery, Thriller, Silent

Director: Irvin Willat
Cast: Harry Houdini, Thomas Jefferson, Ann Forrest
Country: USA

-- Intro & Outro by Robert Osborne

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