Friday, 6 May 2011
Order in The Court by Dai Vernon
Pallbearers Review by Karl Fulves
Page 67 et seq.
Personal Comment: This is based on Noel Stanton's card trick he called "1,2,3,4,5" which appeared in The Gen in June in 1965. Apparently there was a bit of a controversy around this trick when Vernon published it, as it seemed like Dai Vernon came up with the plot. Even today the common knowledge is that the "Order in the Court" plot was originated by Dai Vernon. This is not true. But aside from that the effect is nice and to mix it with some sort of gambling theme might be beneficial to the trick. Who knows. In terms of reaction: Mixed! Somehow the plot seems to be great for one kind of audience and really boring the the other kind. The first one also seems to enjoy "Oil and Water" make of that what you will.