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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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Kay Palmer
George F. Marion ...
Jim Gray (as George Marion Sr.)
Lee Kohlmar ...
Prof. Ernst Einfeld
John St. Polis ...
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Lew Kelly ...
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E.H. Calvert ...
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Wheeler Oakman ...
Langsdale, aka George Fremont
Robert Frazer ...
Morgan (as Robert Frazier)
Cornelius Keefe ...
Clay Gorman
John Davidson ...
Ahmad Haidru
John Dilson ...
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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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A Killer from Space?
25 April 2004 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

During a lecture at a planetarium one of the people in the audience is killed. The police are called and with the help of, or possibly despite the interference of a female reporter the killer is eventually unmasked.

If nothing else this film has a unique location which is played up a great deal as the film milks it for all its worth. What is worth is plenty since this is a snappy mystery with great dialog and a decent mystery. The acting is good and the cast is made up of troopers who you've probably seen in countless other films.

This is one of those movie that's worth seeking out and worth buying. Alpha Video is putting it out shortly in a cheap edition and I'll be picking up copies for friends who like the really good mysteries. Keep an eye on Amazon, you won't be disappointed.


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