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Tyrone Power?

Postby observer » November 14th, 2015, 1:38 pm

from The Feints and Temps of Harry Riser:

"Harry traces his interest in coin magic back to his years in high school, when he saw a film in which the imprisoned Tyrone Power distracts a guard's attention by calling him over to the cell door and performing several coin tricks."

Sounds interesting, anybody know which film this would have been?

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Re: Tyrone Power?

Postby Richard Kaufman » November 14th, 2015, 2:16 pm

Father Cyp would have known in a second.
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Re: Tyrone Power?

Postby Leonard Hevia » November 14th, 2015, 2:20 pm

The Mark of Zorro:

http://m.imdb.com/title/tt0032762/?ref_=m_nm_knf_i2

In the film, Power plays Zorro and his alter ego the foppish Don Diego. Diego performs a copper silver transposition in his cell to distract the guard. The character of Don Diego performs impromptu magic throughout the film to put emphasis on his lighthearted and buffoonish personality.

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Re: Tyrone Power?

Postby observer » November 14th, 2015, 3:43 pm

Leonard Hevia wrote:The Mark of Zorro:

http://m.imdb.com/title/tt0032762/?ref_=m_nm_knf_i2

In the film, Power plays Zorro and his alter ego the foppish Don Diego. Diego performs a copper silver transposition in his cell to distract the guard. The character of Don Diego performs impromptu magic throughout the film to put emphasis on his lighthearted and buffoonish personality.


Fantastic, thank you. Looks like a great movie, may just order myself a DVD for Christmas.

Did Power do his own magic in the film?

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Re: Tyrone Power?

Postby Leonard Hevia » November 14th, 2015, 3:52 pm

Tyrone's magic performances were done in long shots so it definitely is him. There are no close ups of hands doing faro shuffles and so forth.

No doubt a magic consultant coached him. If I remember, that copper/silver effect required a French drop/Spellbound type of move and the Ramsay subtlety.

This film is considered the best of all Zorro films and I'm inclined to agree, although I liked the Antonio Banderas version Mask of Zorro.

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Re: Tyrone Power?

Postby Richard Kaufman » November 14th, 2015, 4:41 pm

Neither is a patch on Guy Williams!
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Re: Tyrone Power?

Postby observer » November 14th, 2015, 6:01 pm

Richard Kaufman wrote:Neither is a patch on Guy Williams!



That was a great show. I wonder if Teller watched it.

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Re: Tyrone Power?

Postby Leonard Hevia » November 14th, 2015, 7:47 pm

The Guy Williams Zorro was a Disney television series, not a motion picture. I believe the Williams T.V. series was the basis for Alex Toth's Zorro comics.

Power also did his own sword dueling in the M o Z. That swordfight at the end with Basil Rathbone is killer! Rathbone was the greatest swordsman in Hollywood history and the Sherlock Holmes of the 1940s. So Power did his own magic and sword fights, holding his own against the best. Not bad.

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Re: Tyrone Power?

Postby Richard Kaufman » November 14th, 2015, 8:19 pm

Yes, I think everyone who is a fan of the Guy Williams version of Zorro knows it's a TV series.
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Re: Tyrone Power?

Postby Leonard Hevia » November 14th, 2015, 8:49 pm

Richard Kaufman wrote:Neither is a patch on Guy Williams!


What made Guy stand out? I thought he did a fine Zorro but other actors also did well in the role.

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Re: Tyrone Power?

Postby Brad Jeffers » November 15th, 2015, 4:27 am

Speaking of Harry Riser, there's a very entertaining series of youtube interviews where he talks about his life in magic.

If you haven't seen them, here's a LINK

The entire series is about 90 minutes long but is broken up into 20 segments of varying lengths. Once you start watching, you won't be able to stop until you've seen them all.


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