Haldane of the Secret Service (1923)

Melodrama | 30 September 1923

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HISTORY

       Although the film was shot primarily in New York city, there are also scenes taken in London, U. K., and Paris, France, in which Houdini appears.
       The 30 Jul 1921 Camera states that Burton King was set to direct, but he is not in credits. ...

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       Although the film was shot primarily in New York city, there are also scenes taken in London, U. K., and Paris, France, in which Houdini appears.
       The 30 Jul 1921 Camera states that Burton King was set to direct, but he is not in credits.

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DATE
PAGE
Camera
30 Jul 1921
p. 4
DETAILS
Release Date:
30 September 1923
Production Date:

Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,908
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

"Houdini as the son of detective slain by gang of counterfeiters swears vengeance. He rescues girl from gang, but is thrown into river by them for dead, escapes, rounds them up after many adventures, brings about their arrest and discovers real leader is father of girl whom he loves." ( Motion Picture News Booking Guide, 6:33, Apr ...

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"Houdini as the son of detective slain by gang of counterfeiters swears vengeance. He rescues girl from gang, but is thrown into river by them for dead, escapes, rounds them up after many adventures, brings about their arrest and discovers real leader is father of girl whom he loves." ( Motion Picture News Booking Guide, 6:33, Apr 1924.)

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Sub-genre:
Crime


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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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