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Movie-A-Day #275: Murder by Television (1935).

October 2, 2011

On this date in 1925, Scottish inventor John Logie Baird gave the first public demonstration of a working television system. And 10 years later, when most of the public still had no idea what television was, low-rent Cameo Pictures tried to capitalize with a cheapie murder mystery about this strange new device, called “Murder by Television.” It was a weird, creaky production that was more of whodunit than a traditional frightfest, but it did star one of the kings of horror of the time, Bela Lugosi… even if he was on the skids.

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