Murder By Television (1935)
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Professor James Houghland, after years of research, has perfected revolutionary improvements in television, but he refuses all offers from companies that want to buy his inventions, and several unscrupulous promoters plan to get them by other means. On the night of the first public demonstration of his inventions, several well-known television experts are at Houghland's home. The first broadcast is an unqualified success. As the second broadcast is about to begin Houghland falls dead, and the police headed by Chief Nelson arrive, and no one is permitted to leave the house. Several of the guests are suspected: Arthur Perry, Hougland's assistant, because he was out of the room when the lights were turned on after the murder; Donald Jordan, because he tried to bribe Perry to steal the secret; Richard Grayson, an ambitious, young television engineer, because he had promised to secure the secret for his company, and Dr. Henry Scofield, because he refuses to explain a mysterious telephone call that he made shortly before the murder.
An IMPERIAL-CAMEO PRODUCTION (original poster)
Also Known As:
The Houghland Murder Case
Title: Murder By Television
Release Date: October 01, 1935
Runtime: 53 mins
All Genres: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Colors: Black and White
IMDB Rating: 4.1
Buried.com Rating: 5.1 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With M
MPAA Rating: Passed
Bela Lugosi ...Arthur Perry
June Collyer ...June Houghland
Huntley Gordon ...Dr. Henry M. Scofield (as Huntly Gordon)
George Meeker ...Richard Grayson
Henry Mowbray ...Chief of Police Nelson
Charles Hill Mailes ...James Houghland
Claire McDowell ...Mrs. Houghland
Hattie McDaniel ...Isabella - the Cook
Allen Jung ...Ah Ling - the Houseboy (as Allan Jung)
Charles K. French ...Donald M. Jordan
Larry Francis ...Mendoza
Henry Hall ...Hammond
Billy Sullivan ...Watchman (as William 'Billy' Sullivan)
William H. Tooker ...Allen (as William Tooker)
Sam Harris ...Party Guest
Dick Rush ...Detective
Edward M. Spitz
William M. Pizor
Karl R. Coolidge
More Movie Taglines:
- An IMPERIAL-CAMEO PRODUCTION (original poster)
- A STORY OF A PERFECT CRIME (original poster)
- Ah Ling - the Houseboy: [while being questioned about the murder] Mr. Perry very good friend. Chinese do not repay friendship with death.
June Houghland: Don't mind Ah Ling. He has a mania for quoting Confucius... and Charlie Chan.
Dinner guest: Clever, these Chinese.
Watchman: [trying to pick out his assailant from a group of men in tuxedos] They all look alike to me in that soup and fish getup.
Arthur Perry: [explaining the mechanism of Dr. Houghland's death] They created the interstellar frequency, which is the death ray.
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