The Golden Years


  • Written for the 1953 Paramount Pictures film, Houdini. Directed by George Marshall and starring Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh and Torin Thatcher.
  • The amazing career of master magician Harry Houdini is presented from his beginnings with a carnival "wild man" act to his emergence as an internationally-acclaimed illusionist, From his dramatic escape from a locked safe under the frozen Detroit River to an even more improbable one from a locked cell in Scotland Yard, he never failed to please and astound his audiences. Although Houdini's tricks are achieved through his marvelous physical dexterity and innate sleight-of-hand, he courted death with the hazardous illusions he performed and his compulsive quest to make contact with the spirit world.
  • A talented amateur magician, Tony Curtis performed most of his own tricks in this film.

Recording History
Tony Martin and Frank DeVol and His Orchestra, The Golden Years / April in Portugal, His Masters Voice, B 10500, 1953
Russ Morgan and Clyde Rogers, The Golden Years / I'll Be Hangin Around, Decca, 28590, 1953
Charles Nelson and Paul Weston, Rollin' Home / The Golden Years, Columbia, 39975, 1953