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On a tour of Britain in 1926, Harry Houdini enters into a passionate affair with a psychic out to con the famous magician.

  • Gillian Armstrong
  • Australian Film Finance Corporation (AFFC)
  • Myriad Pictures
  • BBC Films
1926. Famed escape artist Harry Houdini has spent much of his energies of late trying to expose charlatans claiming to have paranormal/psychic powers. As such, he is offering a $10,000 award to anyone who can recite his mother's dying words to him from several years earlier, those words which he has written in a sealed envelope and his mother to who he was very close. Edinburgh based con-artist Mary McGarvie, who largely works with her teenaged daughter Benji, senses an opportunity for that $10,000 when she learns that Houdini will be in Edinburgh on his latest tour. One of Mary and Benji's scams is to perpetrate having psychic powers in a stage show using previously gleaned information, often through nefarious means. Mary believes she and Benji can work such a scam on Houdini, which requires them getting close to him to find out as much about him as they can. Upon Houdini's arrival in Edinburgh, they find that an unforeseen obstacle is getting through Houdini's manager, Sugarman. As Mary and Benji do manage to get close to Houdini, they and Houdini himself will find that what happens is not quite what they were expecting.


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