Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Playing The Grim Game in Sweden

Here's something pretty rare. This is a Swedish program for Houdini's first Hollywood feature, The Grim Game. It's 8-pages and dated 1920, and contains some nice photos from this "lost" Houdini film. It's currently listed on eBay with a $225 start price. Click here to view the auction.

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This is a good example of how Houdini's film career spread his name to international markets where he rarely, if ever, performed. It's said that Houdini's movie career earned him a large fan base in Japan, a country he never visited in his lifetime.



  1. I have one of these Swedish Grim Game programs in my collection that I loosely translated to English. It gives a nice synopsis of The Grim Game. This went unsold the first time it was offered on eBay. I am glad to see a bid on it. This will make a nice addition to someone’s collection. I have a seen a German Grim Game program that I would love to add to my collection.

    1. Correction: It was a Danish Grim Game program that I would love to add to my collection.


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