Death from a Distance (1935) - Rotten Tomatoes

Death from a Distance (1935)





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Eccentric professor Einfeld (Lee Kohlmar) is lecturing a select group of scientists at a darkened planetarium when one of the spectators is shot to death. Homicide detective Ted Mallory (Russell Hopton) can't get a straight story from the witnesses and refuses to allow reporter Kay Palmer (Lola Lane) to file her story until he can determine the direction from which the murderer fired the shots. Kay manages to phone in her story anyway, putting Mallory on the spot with the DA. Burying the hatchet, Mallory and Kay combine forces to nab the killer and expose his diabolically clever method of firing a gun without being present in the room! Though filmed on a tiny budget, Death from a Distance is an impressively spooky whodunit, benefitting immeasurably from the special-effects expertise of Jack Cosgrove.


Russell Hopton
as Det. Lt. Ted Mallory
Lola Lane
as Kay Palmer
John St. Polis
as Prof. Trowbridge
Lee Kohlmar
as Prof. Ernst Einfeld
Lew Kelly
as Detective Regan
Wheeler Oakman
as Langsdale
E.H. Calvert
as District Attorney
John Davidson
as Ahmad Haidru
John Dilson
as City Editor McConnell
Henry Hall
as Medical Examiner
Jane Keckley
as Witness
Eric Mayne
as Witness
Herb Vigran
as Photographer
Lynton Brent
as Reporter
Ralph Brooks
as Reporter
Joel Lyon
as Reporter
Charles H. West
as Fingerprint Expert
Frank LaRue
as Desk Sergeant
Hal Price
as Detective
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This mystery movie does have a genuine mystery, but it was so boring, I didn't really care.

Aj V
Aj V

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