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Death From A Distance

A deranged scientific genius employs a diabolical method to commit murder.
Rating 3.4
15 ratings
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 11 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
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  • Originally Released: 1935
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

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Description by OLDIES.com:

A murder is committed at the Forest Park Planetarium during a lecture by the celebrated Astronomer, Professor Ernst Einfeld (Lee Kohlmar). The fatal shot is fired in semi-darkness while a distinguished audience observes the stars projected on the dome above them. A hardboiled homicide detective (Russell Hopton) trades verbal jabs with a wisecracking gal reporter (Lola Lane) as they attempt to unravel the mysterious killing. The investigation uncovers shady suspects,ex-cons, eccentric scientists, illegal aliens, goofy gumshoes, surprising revelations, switched identities and death threats before the shocking conclusion.

Product Description:

A murder in an observatory leaves the scientists scratching their heads.

Plot Keywords:

Murder | Mystery | Science-Fiction | Thriller | Vintage

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Customer Rating: Rating 3.4
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Rating 3.5 Who Done It? Movie Lover: from Middle Village, NY US -- May, 1, 2009

Although this film is filled with a cast of unknowns and the quality of the print isn't perfect (one short scene, in fact, is repeated), it's a lot better than I thought it would be. There's enough suspects to keep you guessing, a wise-cracking female reporter, a dumb detective (I nearl said flat foot) who nearly gets someone killed, and a planetarium - pretty goiod ingredients for a B movie mystery.


Rating 5.0 Unique setting makes this a great show Movie Lover: from Glen Head, NY US -- August, 9, 2004

This is the story of a murder in a planetarium. As a lecture is being given one of the people in attendance is shot. The police are summoned and quickly become baffled at to who the murderer is.
This is a fun movie. Certainly, it's no better nor no worse than any of the dozens of mysteries turned out at the same time. We have the wise cracking reporter verbally dueling with the head cop, twisted movies, a genuine mystery and a happy ending.However what helps this movie a great deal is its setting, the planetarium, which lifts the whole affair up and makes it truly memorable.
See this movie simply because it's not the regular run of the mill mystery.


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  • Sales Rank: 1,447
  • UPC: 089218433497
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