The Magician (1973–1974)

Nightmare in Steel 

The husband of Tony Blake's clumsy new assistant has been kidnapped and is being forced to commit a crime aboard a large ship. Tony infiltrates the boat with his friends to rescue the man and avert the crime before it's too late.


Reza Badiyi (as Reza S. Badiyi)


Bruce Lansbury (created by), Walter Brough (teleplay) | 4 more credits »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Bill Bixby ... Anthony Blake
Keene Curtis ... Max Pomeroy
Julian Christopher ... Jerry Anderson (as Jim Watkins)
Todd Crespi Todd Crespi ... Dennis Pomeroy
Leif Erickson ... Nicholas Olsen
Christopher Stone ... Gary Allmont
Robyn Millan ... Laurie Allmont
Frank Christi Frank Christi ... Jack
Anne Randall ... Cindy Adams
Charlie Picerni ... Melton (as Charles Picerni)
Robert Priest Robert Priest ... Teddy Schnell (as Robert J. Priest)
J.P. Burns J.P. Burns ... Captain
James Driskill James Driskill ... Foreman (as Jim Driskill)
Glenn R. Wilder ... Purcell
Bob Herron ... Scuba Diver


After leaving an audition to be one of Tony's two new assistants, one of the positions which she does get, Laurie Allmont is almost killed in a burning elevator, but is saved by Tony. Beyond being shaken by the incident, Laurie thinks nothing else of it. But when Laurie almost drowns in rehearsing one of Tony's underwater illusions, Tony knows that another near death incident is no coincidence even for someone as accident prone as Laurie says she is. The first person that Tony thinks they should speak to is Laurie's estranged husband, Gary Allmont, a former merchant marine. Laurie is certain that he wouldn't want to kill her as despite their marital problems, she knows he still loves her. Their marital problems started three months ago when his company found out he was convicted for a felony when he was younger and thus let him go. Since, he changed as a person, almost as if he is trying to push her away. Laurie will soon find out that the two attempts on her life are related to Gary,... Written by Huggo

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Adventure | Crime | Drama







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18 December 1973 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


At about 37 minutes the Triumph roadster Cindy Adams (Anne Randall) is driving has a license 247 PCE. This is the very same license that was on the Chevy Nova used in "The Manhunters" earlier in the series. See more »

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