Fun Size Review: Haldane of the Secret Service (1923)

Harry Houdini made his final fiction film appearance in this pulpy little adventure. As the title indicates, he’s a Secret Service agent and is, naturally, on the tail of a gang of international baddies.

This movie isn’t technically good but darn if it doesn’t hit that wonderful, pulp sweet spot. I have a weakness for this type of story but your mileage may vary. For those of you who like this sort of thing, this is the sort of thing you like.

How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.

Houdini shows off his escape skills and defeats the baddies. Were you expecting anything else?

Read my full-length review here.

If it were a dessert it would be: Pixy Stix. Are they really “good” in the objective sense? Nah. But I will never not love them.

Availability: If you can find it at a decent price, Kino’s Houdini: Movie Star box set is the best way to see this. If not, you can take a gamble on the bargain-priced Alpha edition. (I have not seen it.)


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