Murder by Television
|Murder by Television|
Film poster for Murder by Television
|Directed by||Clifford Sanforth|
|Produced by||Harry Joe Brown|
|Written by||Joseph O'Donnell|
|Music by||Oliver Wallace|
|Cinematography||James S. Brown Jr.|
|Edited by||Leslie F. Wilder|
Cameo Pictures Corp.
|Distributed by||Imperial Distributing Corp.|
Murder by Television (1935) is an American mystery film starring Bela Lugosi, June Collyer, and Huntley Gordon. The film is also known as The Houghland Murder Case. The cast also includes Hattie McDaniel.
James Houghland (Mailes), 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 (Mowbray) to determine who the murderer is from the many suspects present.
- Bela Lugosi ... Dr. Arthur Perry / Edwin Perry
- June Collyer ... June Houghland
- Huntley Gordon ... Dr. Henry M. Scofield (billed as Huntly Gordon)
- George Meeker ... Richard Grayson
- Henry Mowbray ... Chief of Police Nelson
- Charles Hill Mailes ... Prof. James Houghland
- Claire McDowell ... Mrs. Houghland
- Hattie McDaniel ... Isabella - the Cook
- Allen Jung ... Ah Ling - the Houseboy (billed as Allan Jung)
- Charles K. French ... Donald M. Jordan
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