Death from a Distance

Death from a Distance

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Directed by Frank R. Strayer
Produced by Maury M. Cohen
Written by John W. Krafft
Starring See below
Music by Sidney Cutner
Cinematography M. A. Anderson
Edited by Roland D. Reed
Invincible Pictures
Distributed by Chesterfield Pictures
Release dates
  • September 17, 1935 (1935-09-17)
Running time
68 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Death from a Distance is a 1935 American film directed by Frank R. Strayer.

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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