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Murder in 3-D (1941)

Third Dimensional Murder (original title)
A man tells his harrowing story of one evening at midnight being alerted by a telephone call from his Aunt Tilly in distress at the old deserted Smith mansion. The man drove the two hours ... See full summary »

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A man tells his harrowing story of one evening at midnight being alerted by a telephone call from his Aunt Tilly in distress at the old deserted Smith mansion. The man drove the two hours to the isolated mansion to find that it was haunted by various creatures after him. As the movie viewers are wearing metroscopic glasses watching it in 3D, the man, as he relives the story, and thus the viewers by association, are bombarded by weapons coming right at them wielded by these various creatures. The question becomes how the man escapes and saves his aunt... if he does indeed. Written by Huggo

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1 March 1941 (USA)  »

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Narrator: [after seeing Frankenstein] Gosh! The place is haunted!
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Historically important...but that's it
27 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A 3-D short with some annoying narrator going into a haunted house and meeting Frankenstein (twice), a witch, a skeleton, an archer, an Indian and assorted other "madmen".

The movie is constantly throwing things at you for the effect--but it's pointless if u see it in 2-D (like I did).

It is interesting to see they had 3-D technology back in 1941 but this short is just silly.

And narrator Pete Smith is SO annoying.

Worth a look just for its curiosity value. I really wish TCM could show this in 3-D but they can't. A 3.


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