As part of a special agreement, The Expert at the Card Table - Looking for Erdnase is now available to rent and stream exclusively at Vanishing Inc. Join the best magicians of the 21st century as they go looking for the lost author of the most legendary sleight of hand card magic book ever written.
The Expert at the Card Table - Looking for Erdnase is a captivating documentary drama by Fourmat Film that dives into the enthralling legend surrounding one of the most iconic card magic books ever written. Expert at the Card Table by S.W. Erdnase is considered to be the bible of card magic, a must-read for any serious student of sleight of hand card tricks. Yet, somehow, nobody seems to know who the author truly was.
Believed to be one of the most notorious card sharks of the 19th century, the name S.W. Erdnase was a pseudonym. Nobody thought much about who Erdnase was when Expert at the Card Table was first published in 1902, especially when you consider the fact that the book was mostly overlooked for its first 30+ years of existence.
By the time magicians started to recognize how much of a treasure trove of information Expert at the Card Table was, its author had slipped back into the shadows. Now, more than a century later, the true identity of S.W. Erdnase remains one of magic’s biggest unsolved mysteries.
The identity of Erdnase has perplexed magicians for decade. In The Expert at the Card Table - Looking for Erdnase, some of the best magicians in the world come together in attempt to piece this mystery together. Magicians like:
- Jason England
- Richard Turner
- Paul Wilson
- Richard Hatch
- Guy Hollingworth
- Laura London
- Bill Mullins
- Chris Wasshuber
- And Florian Beyer as Erdnase
They dive into the rumors of Erdnase’s apparent suicide and other stories that will shake you to your core. While they don't uncover definitive proof of who Erdnase really was, you'll walk away realizing that it never really mattered.
This incredible film showcases the true significance of this book. You'll be treated to invaluable insights about the history of deception and the origins of some of magic's best kept secrets.
Expert at the Card Table - Looking for Erdnase is a must-watch for any magician or fan of magic. Rent it today!
“I never had so much fun watching a magic documentary” Jeremy Griffith
“Beautiful to see and very informative” Mike Caveney
Documentary Drama | 2022 | 84 Min | Streaming Rental Only
You will have 72 hours from the time of your purchase to watch Expert at the Card Table - Looking for Erdnase before it expires. This is a streaming rental only. No downloads will be allowed.