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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, (DVD)

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

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
Contributor
Screenwriter
Director
Narrator
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Raised in poverty, Houdini began his career playing second-rate venues. When he made dramatic escapes a part of his act, his ascension began. Driven by a burning ego, he won fame and riches, but he longed to free himself from the drudgery of performance on demand. He tried, and failed, to establish a career in film, and won recognition for exposing fraudulent spiritualists. Ultimately, he could not escape his own mortality: a freak accident brought his life to a sudden end
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
American experience (Television program)
Credits note
Editor, Peter Rhodes ; principal photography, Boyd Estus ; music, Claudio Ragazzi
Dewey number
793.8092
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
PerformerNote
Narrator, Mandy Patinkin
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Porter, Nancy W
  • Tierney, Beth
  • Patinkin, Mandy
  • Nancy Porter Productions
  • WGBH Educational Foundation
  • Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
  • PBS Distribution (Firm)
Runtime
60
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  • Houdini, Harry
  • Escape artists
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, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally broadcast on PBS as an episode of the television series American Experience in 2000
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
ocn746938962
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (60 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, region 1, full screen; 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, (DVD)
Publication
Note
Originally broadcast on PBS as an episode of the television series American Experience in 2000
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
ocn746938962
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (60 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, region 1, full screen; stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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