Original air date: 09/01/2014 Runtime: 84:08 min. From humble beginnings at circus sideshows to sold out concert halls in Europe, night 1 of Houdini follows the rise of the boy Erich Weiss as he becomes the man Harry Houdini, master escapologist. The rabbi’s son from Wisconsin is the epitome of the American Dream as he makes his way through the early 20th century vaudeville craze and emerges as America’s first bonafide world renowned superstar.
Original air date: 09/02/2014 Runtime: 67:53 min. Night 2 of Houdini follows Harry Houdini's epic battle against the spiritualists whose practices he found to be false and misleading. As the 20th century progresses and modernity overtakes industrial age antiquity, Houdini must come to terms with his new place in a fast-changing world.