A rich magician used his magical talents to help people out of their problems, usually with criminals. In addition to his acting talents, Bill Bixby was actually a very accomplished magician in real life. The highly acclaimed magician, "Blackstone" gave the series his "thumbs up" for the authenticity of its magic.
Last Episode01x21 The Illusion of the Evil Spikes Aired: Apr. 15, 1974
A magician is killed during the filming of a highly risky magic trick. Blake takes on both the investigation and his friend's place in recreating …
Series Fun Facts
- In this pilot, the magician's right hand and mechanic is named Jerry Wallace. In the remainder of the series, for unknown reasons, his name was changed to Jerry Anderson.
- Although Todd Crespi plays a paraplegic as recurring character Dennis Pomeroy, he was perfectly ambulatory in real life.
- Once the series was picked up, the pilot's opening credits would be changed to remove Elizabeth Ashley from the reel, no doubt to avoid paying her royalties. In the next episode, and for the…
[show]Once the series was picked up, the pilot's opening credits would be changed to remove Elizabeth Ashley from the reel, no doubt to avoid paying her royalties. In the next episode, and for the first half of the series, she is replaced by a young actress replicating the scene kissing Bill Bixby in the same fashion as Ashley did.