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'Houdini Cliff' found in the Palisades

In continuing my search for unknown locations featured in Houdini's 1922 film, The Man From Beyond, here is a bit of exciting news! 
The iconic landmark which showcases the dramatic and deadly struggle between Houdini's Howard Hillary and Arthur Maude's Dr. Gilbert Trent atop a towering cliff has been found in the precipices of Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey.


"Houdini Cliff" is actually a promontory called "High Tom's" and is located in the Englewood Cliffs area of The Palisades. What makes this discovery even more exciting is that "High Tom's" is around 400 feet above the Hudson River, meaning that Houdini was, in fact, quite a way up there during the filming of this particular scene. With Houdini always doing his own stunts, I think this is right up there with some of the more dangerous feats he ever performed.

Credit for confirming this previously unknown filming location goes out to Eric Nelsen, historical interpreter for…

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