The Grim Game 18
From the archive
This film was last shown on 20 July 2016
Escapologist and illusionist Harry Houdini plays a man framed and imprisoned who escapes his cell and ruthlessly pursues the criminals who set him up. Lost for many years, this film was rediscovered in 2014 in the Brooklyn apartment of a retired juggler. It's full of outlandish, breathtaking sequences, including Houdini's world famous escape from a straitjacket while suspended from a skyscraper and a real-life mid-air plane collision which was later incorporated into the plot.
Live musical accompaniment by Jonathan Best.
- Irvan Willat
- 71 mins
- Ann Forrest, Augustus Phillips, Harry Houdini, Thomas Jefferson, Tully Marshall