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Ideal Sound Cinemagazine

Film of George Davenport and the Razor Blade Trick

Film of George Davenport and the Razor Blade Trick

George Davenport did not invent this trick, but he was the first person to perform it in England. The plot is well known. The magician separately swallows razor blades and thread, after which he produces them from his mouth strung along the thread. This 1930s film was made by the Ideal Sound Cinemagazine.