The Mad Magician

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The Mad Magician

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The Mad Magician

Release Date: May 19, 1954

Year    :   1954
Slogan    :   «3D THRILL! Fuel for the human bonfire!»
Genres    :   Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Production Companies    :   Columbia Pictures
Director    :   John Brahm
Producers    :   Bryan Foy
Writers    :   Crane Wilbur
RunTime    :   72 mins.

Don Gallico is an inventor of stage magic effects who aspires to become a star in his own right. Just before his first performance his act is shut down by capricious manager Ross Ormond who wants Gallico's brilliant buzz saw effect for the act of The Great Rinaldi, an established star. With this defeat, and the humiliation of having already lost his wife Claire to Ormond, Gallico decides it is time to take matters into his own hands.

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