Murder by Television (1935)

Genres - Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Thriller, Whodunit  |   Release Date - Oct 1, 1935 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 55 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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One of Bela Lugosi's least remembered films, this ultra low-budget whodunit with science fiction overtones features the murder of a professor who had recently perfected the new invention of television. Suspects are plentiful and include Bela Lugosi's rivaling academician Dr. Perry. Alas, the good doctor proves yet another Red Herring and is soon enough found stabbed to death himself. Or is he? Perry suddenly appears to have risen from the grave and the real culprit quickly confesses. Produced by perhaps Hollywood's cheapest entrepreneur, William Pizor, Murder by Television was filmed at the low-rent Talisman Studios and came complete with a song, "I had the Right Idea", composed by future Academy Award winning songwriter Oliver Wallace and performed by June Collyer.

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brother, crime-solving, criminal, death, demonstration [political], evil, inventor, investigator, killing, professor, public, rampage, sibling, suspect, suspicion, technology, television, twins, weapons, witness