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Murder by Television (1935)

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53 min | Mystery, Thriller

James Houghland, inventor of a new method by which television signals can be instantaneously sent anywhere in the world, refuses to sell the process to television companies, who then send agents to acquire the invention any way they can. ...See moreJames Houghland, inventor of a new method by which television signals can be instantaneously sent anywhere in the world, refuses to sell the process to television companies, who then send agents to acquire the invention any way they can. On the night of his initial broadcast Houghland is mysteriously murdered in the middle of his demonstration and it falls to Police Chief Nelson to determine who the murderer is from the many suspects present. Written by Doug Sederberg See less
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Writers
Joseph O'Donnell (screenplay) | Clarence Hennecke (idea) | Karl R. Coolidge (idea) (as Carl Coolidge)
Cinematographers
James S. Brown Jr. (as James Brown Jr.) | Arthur Reed
Editor
Leslie F. Wilder (as Leslie Wilder)
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Release date
Oct 1, 1935 (United States)

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Bela Lugosi
Dr. Arthur Perry / Edwin Perry Dr. Arthur Perry / Edwin Perry   See fewer
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June Collyer
June Houghland June Houghland   See fewer
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Huntley Gordon
Dr. Henry M. Scofield (as Huntly Gordon) Dr. Henry M. Scofield (as Huntly Gordon)   See fewer
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George Meeker
Richard Grayson Richard Grayson   See fewer
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Henry Mowbray
Nelson - Chief of Police Nelson - Chief of Police   See fewer
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Charles Hill Mailes
Prof. James Houghland Prof. James Houghland   See fewer
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Claire McDowell
Mrs. Houghland Mrs. Houghland   See fewer
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Hattie McDaniel
Isabella - the Cook Isabella - the Cook   See fewer
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Allen Jung
Ah Ling - the Houseboy (as Allan Jung) Ah Ling - the Houseboy (as Allan Jung)   See fewer
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Charles K. French
Donald M. Jordan Donald M. Jordan   See fewer
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Larry Francis
Mendoza Mendoza   See fewer
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Henry Hall
Hammond Hammond   See fewer
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Billy Sullivan
Reardon - Watchman (as William 'Billy' Sullivan) Reardon - Watchman (as William 'Billy' Sullivan)   See fewer
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William H. Tooker
Allen (as William Tooker) Allen (as William Tooker)   See fewer
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Ruth Cherrington
Party Guest (uncredited) Party Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wally Dean
Party Guest (uncredited) Party Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam Harris
Party Guest (uncredited) Party Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lew Hicks
Plainclothesman (uncredited) Plainclothesman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Meredith
Plainclothesman (uncredited) Plainclothesman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Rush
Detective (uncredited) Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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4.3 / 10 | 493 votes