Death from a Distance

Death from a Distance is a 1935 American mystery film film directed by Frank R. Strayer and starring Russell Hopton, Lola Lane and George F. Marion. The film's sets were designed by the art director Edward C. Jewell.

Death from a Distance
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Directed byFrank R. Strayer
Produced byMaury M. Cohen
Written byJohn W. Krafft
StarringRussell Hopton br> Lola Lane
George F. Marion
Music bySidney Cutner
CinematographyM. A. Anderson
Edited byRoland D. Reed
Invincible Pictures
Distributed byChesterfield Pictures
Release date
  • September 17, 1935 (1935-09-17)
Running time
68 minutes
CountryUnited States

It was the first feature film broadcast on U.S. commercial television, on July 2, 1941, during the first week of official commercial broadcasts on NBC's New York television station WNBT-TV.

Plot summary

While a distinguished astronomer is giving a lecture in a planetarium, a shot rings out and one of the audience member 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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