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Movies about Magic and Magicians

Postby Mandrake » Thu May 31, 2012 10:15 pm



Compiled from contributions from TM members, especially Allen Tipton. Additions. corrections etc by PM to a Mod please.

The Illusionist – Edward Norton
The Sting-John Scarne performs some card technique in it.
The Prestige - Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman and Scarlett Johansson
Shade - Stuart Townsend, Gabriel Byrne, Thandie Newton, Jamie Foxx, Roger Guenveur Smith, Melanie Griffith and Sylvester Stallone.
The Magicians – Robert Webb and David Mitchell
Is Anybody There? – Michael Caine, Bill Milner and Anne-Marie Duff
Miracles for Sale - Robert Young, Florence Rice and Frank Craven
Magic - Anthony Hopkins, Ann-Margret and Burgess Meredith
Mandrake (TV Movie 1978) - Anthony Herrera, Simone Griffeth , Ji-Tu Cumbuka
Mandrake the Magician (1939) - Warren Hull, Doris Weston and Al Kikume
The Conjurer by George Mellies 1899
The Mad Magician 1954 with Vincent Price
Lilli based on Paul Gallico's Love of 7 Dolls--great Floating Ball--uncredited byt arranged by Dante
Houdini--with Tony Curtis. Hopelessly inaccurate historically (not as bad as the Guy Pearce recent version) BUT tons of magic well performed by TC
Black Magic with Orson Welles
A Haunting We Will Go..Laurel & Hardy & Dante
Bunco Squad features Dante in the last 25 minutes of the film
Miracles For Sale.
The Escape Artist
The Magic Show with Doug Henning
Dante's Mysteries 1930 with Dante
Stars On Parade with a longish act from Horace Goldin
The Great Houdinis with Michael Paul Glasser (of Starsky & Hutch)
The Films Of Fu Manchu this is David Bamberg not the Sax Rhomer villain. There are 3 or 4 available from Todd Karr at The Miracle Factory
The Story of Magic In two parts: Centuries of Deception and Mystery in America
F for Fake - Orson Welles
Films featuring David Copperfield:
Terror Train (1980)
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1997) as himself
Scrubs (2002) TV – "My Lucky Day" as himself
Oh My God (2009)
America's Got Talent (2010) as himself
The Simpsons, episode The Great Simpsina (2011) as himself
Wizards of Waverly Place, episode Harperella (2011) as himself
Burt Wonderstone, (2013) as himself
Films featuring Channing Pollock:
Judex (1963) as Judex/Vallieres
Rocambole (1963) in the title role
Lo sceicco rosso (1963) as The Red Sheik]
Follow The Boys with part of Orson Welles' Mercury Magic Show & Marlene Dietrich as his assistant. Should have been Rita Hayworth but!!
Three Little Words with Fred Astaire as Bert Kalamar (famous song writer & amateur magician)
Hugo the Clairvoyant with Claude Rains.
Invincible (German: Unbesiegbar) is a 2001 drama film written and directed by Werner Herzog. The film stars Tim Roth, Jouko Ahola, Anna Gourari, and Max Raabe.
The Illusionist NO not that one. 1939--MGM directed by Paul le Paul
Eternally Yours 1939 David Niven as a magician/mentalist/escapist
The Shadow 1940 Columbia. Victor Jory (like Chaney Senior, an amateur magician) based on the books by Walter Gibson
Honky Tonk 1941. Gable too lazy to learn had John Calvert in the opening card sharp scene doing false cuts , second deals for him
Blue White & Perfect 1942 based on 'Clayton Rawson's' Footprints on the Ceiling
The Man Who Wouldn't Die1942 again based on CR's book
This Gun For Hire 1942 Veronica Lake does a magic routine, written by Bert Kalmar(played in 3 Little Words by Fred Astaire.) and she was coached by Jimmy Grippo
Journey Into Fear 1943 Orson Welles Opens with some magic. Based on Eric Ambler's book
Are These Our Parents 1944. John Calvert as The Great Gaspar
The Corn Is Green 1945 Bette Davies & Pat Hayes who was coached for picking pockerts by Mark Raffles. Based on the Emlyn Williams play
Nightmare Alley 1947 Tyrone Power as a carnival mentalist
Devil's Cargo 1948 John Calver doing his cigarette manipulations
Tarzan's Savage Fury 1952, Directed b y Cy Endfield(amateur magician & author of a great card book) Technical advisor..Charlie Miller (see old Geniis)
Siren of Baghdad 1952 Features some classic box tricks and the Disembodied princess,
The Silver Chalice 1954 - Jack Palance. John Calvert directed the magic scenes and devised the props. This was the film début of Paul Newman as an artist named Basil.
The Intimate Stranger 1956 June Merlin does her regular stage act and other tricks

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