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Death from a Distance (1935)

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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Det. Lt. Ted Mallory
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Kay Palmer
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Jim Gray (as George Marion Sr.)
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Morgan (as Robert Frazier)
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Clay Gorman
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Ahmad Haidru
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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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According to the first television schedule issued by NBC in 1941, this was the first feature movie broadcast on New York's first television station WNBT (Wednesday, July 2nd at 9pm) after it graduated from its experimental status as W2XBS and was officially christened WNBT (Channel 1) on 29 June 1941. Post WWII NYC television viewers also got an early look at it when it was re-broadcast Sunday 17 August 1947 on WCBS (Channel 2). West Coast fans finally got a look at it in Los Angeles Monday 18 June 1951 on KFI (Channel 9) and in San Francisco Thursday 15 May 1952 on KRON (Channel 4). See more »

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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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