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Death at a Broadcast (1934)
"Death at Broadcasting House" (original title)

 -  Mystery  -  14 October 1941 (USA)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian Hunter ...
Detective Inspector Gregory
Austin Trevor ...
Leopold Dryden
Lilian Oldland ...
Joan Dryden (as Mary Newland)
Henry Kendall ...
Rodney Fleming
Val Gielgud ...
Julian Caird
Peter Haddon ...
Guy Bannister
Betty Ann Davies ...
Poppy Levine (as Betty Davies)
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Herbert Evans
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Sydney Parsons
Robert Rendel ...
Sir Herbert Farquharson
Bruce Lester ...
Peter Ridgwell (as Bruce Lister)
Gordon McLeod ...
Commissioner of Police
Hannen Swaffer ...
Hannen Swaffer - Radio Personality
Vernon Bartlett ...
Vernon Bartlett - News Broadcaster
Eric Dunstan ...
Eric Dunstan - Radio Personality
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radio | murder | based on novel

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First film of Donald Wolfit. See more »

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Rodney Fleming: [to the lift-man] I'm looking for Variety.
lift-man: That's eight floors down.
Rodney Fleming: But I've just come eight floors up!
lift-man: Then it'll be sixteen floors down.
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Hungarian Dance
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Music by Johannes Brahms
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Not great, but not bad
7 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I always give early-1930s movies the benefit of the doubt, and I'm doing so here. An actor working alone in a radio studio room is murdered while reading his lines (in which his character is murdered). Someone in the studio building at the time killed him, but whom? There are only a few possible culprits, and most aren't very well defined characters. A few years later, this probably could have been a very good movie, but it's barely passable here. I suspect much of the appeal of this film when it was released came from the behind-the-scenes look at a working radio studio, with actors in multiple rooms, and orchestra in another, and crew in still others. You even get a song and a dance number, although the appeal of a dance number on radio, including dancers in full costume, escapes me.

If you enjoy 1930s crime/mysteries, then this is worth a watch. The detective doesn't define himself particularly well, but the genre plays out reasonably true to form. I gave it a 6 for slightly better than average.


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