The Magician (1973–1974)

The Illusion of the Deadly Conglomerate 

Tony Blake reconnects with a homeless old magician friend; the shelter where he's landed specializes in murdering the downtrodden for profit and it's up to the magician to rescue him before it's too late.


David Moessinger


Bruce Lansbury (created by), David Moessinger | 2 more credits »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Bixby ... Anthony Blake
Joseph Sirola ... Dominick (as Joe Sirola)
Julian Christopher ... Jerry Anderson (as Jim Watkins) (credit only)
Eugene Roche ... Rev. Wally Snider
Jack Ging ... Frank Denbo
William Sylvester ... Peter Hayden
Michele Marsh ... Sister Janet
Peggy Rea ... Emma
Bill McLean ... Joe Miggins
Crane Jackson ... Dr. Reston
Russ Grieve ... Dr. Wallenstein
Charles Wagenheim Charles Wagenheim ... Johnny McVey
Damon Douglas Damon Douglas ... Hippie
Ralph Montgomery Ralph Montgomery ... Alex Land
Cami Sebring Cami Sebring ... Kathy (as Camiey Gwyn Sebring)


Tony's magician colleague, Frank Denbo aka the Amazing Denbo, has become a down-and-outer due to turning to the bottle, he who has since sponged off people like Tony. However, Frank is turning his life around, working at a soup kitchen at the Brotherhood House run by Sister Janet. He asks Tony for a favor, to find his friend, Johnny McVey, who has gone missing. The authorities won't do anything because Johnny is another down-and-outer who has been sleeping most recently at another shelter, the Bentley Street Mission, its so-called head, Reverend Wally, who claims to have never heard of Johnny. As Tony follows leads, which takes him to a conglomerate called Horizon Enterprises which owns among others an abandoned restaurant, an extermination company, a travel bureau, a medical supply company and a dental lab, Frank may place his own life in danger by checking into the Bentley Street Mission against Tony's advice not to. Dominick's guess on why Horizon would want to abduct a man like ... Written by Huggo

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Adventure | Crime | Drama






English | Italian

Release Date:

25 February 1974 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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