|Tony Curtis||Harry Houdini|
|Janet Leigh||Bess Houdini|
|Angela Clarke||Harry's Mother|
|Stefan Schnabel||German Prosecuting Attorney|
|Connie Gilchrist||Mrs. Shultz|
|Malcolm Lee Beggs||British Jail Warden|
|Frank Orth||Mr. Hunter|
|Barry Bernard||Insp. Marlick|
|Douglas Spencer||Simms - Reporter|
Frank Freeman Jr.
Tony Curtis gives a winning performance as the great Houdini, the struggling circus performer who emerged as the world's most captivating magician and escape artist. From his beginnings as a "wild man" carnival act to the internationally famous feat of escaping from a locked trunk in an ice-jammed river. Houdini effectively captures the amazing life and courage of this fascinating man. Also stars the beautiful Janet Leigh as Houdini's supportive wife who lovingly stood by his side throughout his legendary career.