This Dangerous Trick Wowed Houdini’s Fans

The water torture cell escape was arguably Houdini’s most memorable stunt. So much so that many people wrongly assume it killed him–a myth invented by the 1953 movie about his life starring Tony Curtis. (3:49)

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