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The Man from Beyond (1922)

Not Rated | | Mystery | 2 April 1922 (USA)
A man who has been frozen in the Arctic ice for 100 years returns to civilization to find his lost love.

Director:

Burton L. King

Writers:

Harry Houdini (story), Coolidge Streeter (adaptation)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Harry Houdini ... Howard Hillary / The Man From Beyond
Arthur Maude ... Dr. Gilbert Trent
Albert Tavernier ... Dr. Crawford Strange
Erwin Connelly Erwin Connelly ... Dr. Gregory Sinclair
Frank Montgomery ... François Duval
Luis Alberni ... Captain of the Barkentine
Yale Benner Yale Benner ... Milt Norcross
Jane Connelly Jane Connelly ... Felice Strange / Felice Norcross
Nita Naldi ... Marie Le Grande
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Storyline

The body of a man, Howard Hillary, frozen for a hundred years, is found in the Arctic ice. Thawed out and awakened, Hillary insists that a young woman, Felice, is his fiancée from a century before. Hillary is interned in a mental institution but escapes and realizes the truth of where he is and that Felice is actually the descendant of his own Felice from long ago. Hillary joins her in searching for her father, who has been abducted by someone known to them both. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Genres:

Mystery

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 1922 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Mann aus dem Jenseits See more »

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Harry Houdini goes from human popsicle to defrosted marvel searching for his true love!
14 July 2014 | by erk_42See all my reviews

Most know Harry Houdini as the master escape artist and magician he was but not many know he took a crack at acting. He only starred in five silent film and this one has him playing a man named Hillary who plays a ship mate who is frozen in the ice in the late 1800s. Sixty years later, he's discovered by a bunch of explorers and thawed out. Still alive, he struggles to accept a 1920s lifestyle and is considered crazy when he sees a descendant of his former loved one and thinks its the same person (they also share the same name). What seems like an exciting and interesting film is mostly a bore. The plot moves a slow pace and tries throwing in mumbo jumbo about reincarnation. The only thing that would make this film watchable is watching Houdini escape from a straight jacket, nearly tumble off Niagara Falls and what looks like him actually being trapped in ice (it's never been confirmed whether it's really him but when they're chipping him out, it looks awfully realistic). Houdini seems to want to be another Buster Keaton or Harold Lloyd but falls well short.


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