Skip to content

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.

Advertisements
No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: