Here’s a nice story
His pal and Spiritualist Arthur Conan Doyle decided to pull a prank on Houdini and magicians. Here’s the story:
You’ll also find it in other Houdini biographies and elsewhere on the web. And here’s the movie:
Looks like it is a film of several notable firsts:
The animator was Willis O’Brien, the man who went on to astonish the world with King Kong.