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The Grim Game (1919) was a Adventure - Drama Film directed by Irvin Willat and produced by Jesse L. Lasky.

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The Grim Game (1919, Irvin Willat)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Oct 25, 2015 From The Stop Button

Some of The Grim Game is spent on Harry Houdini’s illusions. The film puts Houdini, playing a reporter, in various tight spots where he has to escape from one thing or another. By the third act of the film, Houdini’s escapes aren’t even the focus–though there is a fantastic m... Read full article


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The person jumping from one plane to the other is not Harry Houdini, it was a stuntman named Robert Kennedy (other sources say it was actor/stuntman Monte Blue). When news of the mid-air collision of the planes made headlines, Houdini cheerfully offered a reward to anyone who could prove that it was not him doing the stunts. Of course, he failed to mention that it really wasn't him performing the feat.
The mid-air collision was accidental; the story was revised to incorporate it.
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