Tutorial Teaching Griffin O’Neal’s Oil and Water Card Trick

By Tom Interval

In 1982, child actor Griffin O’Neal played the part of a magician and escape artist in The Escape Artist. One of the tricks his character, Danny Masters, performs is Oil and Water, in which alternating red and black playing cards mysteriously come together.

A few years ago a friend asked me if I know how the trick works. I told him I do and said I’d be happy to reverse-engineer the exact moves Griffin did and put together a couple of super-casual video tutorials. This year I came across those old videos and thought they’d make a pretty good post for my Patreon patrons.

If you’re a magician who’s interested in learning the two short routines Griffin did in the film, check out the video below or watch it directly on my YouTube channel: youtube.com/intervalmagic. For the full video, please support me on Patreon. Thanks!


About Tom Interval

San Diego Magician Tom Interval, owner of Interval Magic, provides magic entertainment and training to private and corporate clients locally and nationally. A member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM), Society of American Magicians (SAM), and the Academy of Magical Arts (AMA), Interval has captivated tens of thousands of people at numerous venues, including Busch Gardens theme park in Williamsburg, Virginia. With a BA in professional writing and minors in communications and business administration, Interval writes magic-related e-books, magazine articles, and blogs and produces tutorials and related videos for his YouTube channel. Most recently, Interval earned The Linking Ring Award of Excellence for a cover story he wrote for the magicians' publication. To learn more, please visit https://www.intervalmagic.com.
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