The Man From Beyond (1922)

Article #483 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing date: 7-11-2002
Posting date: 12-4-2002

A man revived after being frozen in a block of ice for one hundred years believes a woman is the reincarnation of his lost love.

The selling factor of this rather forgettable movie is the presence of Harry Houdini in the lead role. Despite the presence of both suspended animation and reincarnation in the story line, the movie really doesn’t do much with them; at heart, it’s just a mundane little melodrama, with an escape sequence thrown in to take advantage of the presence of Houdini. The final sequence involving a waterfall isn’t too bad, but otherwise this is a fairly ho-hum affair.


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