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Death from a Distance (1935)

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While a distinguished astronomer is giving a lecture in a planetarium, a shot rings out and one of the audience members is found dead. A tough detective and a brassy female reporter lock horns as they both try to break the case.

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Cast overview:
Russell Hopton ...
Det. Lt. Ted Mallory
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Kay Palmer
George F. Marion ...
Jim Gray (as George Marion Sr.)
Lee Kohlmar ...
Prof. Ernst Einfeld
John St. Polis ...
Prof. Trowbridge
Lew Kelly ...
Det. Regan
E.H. Calvert ...
District Attorney (as Capt. E.H. Calvert)
Wheeler Oakman ...
Langsdale, aka George Fremont
Robert Frazer ...
Morgan (as Robert Frazier)
Cornelius Keefe ...
Clay Gorman
John Davidson ...
Ahmad Haidru
John Dilson ...
Newspaper Editor McConnell
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While a distinguished astronomer is giving a lecture in a planetarium, a shot rings out and one of the audience members is found dead. A tough detective and a brassy female reporter lock horns as they both try to break the case.

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It's watchable but not much more
2 April 2008 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

During a lecture at a planetarium, a man is murdered. However, despite this occurring in a room full of people, it isn't clear exactly who is responsible.

This is a super-low budget film that isn't horrible, but it isn't particularly good either. Much of the fault for it being such a poor film are the result of poor writing (with a WAY over-complicated murder scheme), an annoying and clichéd character (Lola Lane playing a very stereotypical "pushy female reporter") and an overall lack of energy. In fact, as I watched the film, I kept found myself falling asleep because there wasn't much to interest me and the lack of incidental music made the film seem very static and subdued. As far as I am concerned, that was an hour of my life I wish I could have back! Amateurish but watchable--not exactly a glowing endorsement.


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