Sunday, June 26, 2022

A Bit of Houdini Music


Take a listen. Sound familiar? This is the music used throughout the 1953 Tony Curtis HOUDINI movie. Though in the movie, it was only the orchestrated version, no lyrics. Here in this clip of Judy Garland singing the song, "Meet Me Tonight In Dreamland", you almost expect Tony Curtis as Houdini to talk into the scene!

And here is an even older rendition of the song. One in which the REAL Houdini would have been familiar. 1909 or 1910.

By the way, my friend John Cox has a wonderful series of articles on the Houdini 1953 movie, where he takes the movie apart scene by scene. To check that out, please visit

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