FILM: Houdini's `The Grim Game` (1919)
Harry Houdini, the legendary stage illusionist, also made his mark in film. In the 1919 silent film "The Grim Game," Houdini stars as a man who has been jailed for a murder he did not commit. He uses his talents to escape and find the real killers. Eric Colleary, Cline Curator of Theater and Performing Arts, introduces the film and the riches of the Center's Harry Houdini collection. Not rated, 71 minutes.
The Ransom Center is commemorating the 90th anniversary of Houdini’s death with a series of events during the month of October. See the full listing, from a film screening to performances.
Event is free and open to the public; donations welcome. Please be aware that the Ransom Center's Charles Nelson Prothro Theater seats 125. Line forms upon arrival of the first patron, and doors open 30 minutes in advance. *Please note that indicating your attendance via this Facebook event does not constitute a reservation, and that we do not have RSVPs for this event.*
Harry Ransom Center
300 W 21st St, Austin, 78712, TX, United States