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Trapped by Television (1936)

Approved | | Drama | 15 June 1936 (USA)
An inventor looking for backing for his television invention gets involved with a crooked businessman and gangsters who try to steal his invention.

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An inventor looking for backing for his television invention gets involved with a crooked businessman and gangsters who try to steal his invention. Written by <Brian@earthlink.net>

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Electrifying entertainment...a leap ahead of tomorrow...as science exposes "the perfect racket!" (original poster) See more »

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J.W. Greggs - Collection Agency Manager: [on the telephone] It ain't the policy of the Acme to threaten people. But if you don't kick in with that dough fast, I'm coming up there myself and smack you right on the button!
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Okay story of crooks trying to steal a new fangled TV
17 January 2006 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

The inventor of an improved form of TV battles crooks and crooked broadcasters to remain alive and remain in control of his invention.

That sounds much more exciting than it is. This is a well made, well acted story that has a weird mix of humor and thrills. You have the crooks trying to steal the invention which is very good, and then you have things like the character of the dopey bill collector who seems to come from a very good broad comedy. The problem is that the two styles don't really blend and you end up with a movie thats neither, as well as being just sort of okay. Its a bland affair that never really held my attention.

Worth trying if you run across it, but probably not worth running out to get.


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