Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Death from a Distance (1935)
During a lecture at a planetarium one of the people in the audience is killed. The police are called and with the help of, or possibly despite the interference of a female reporter the killer is eventually unmasked.
If nothing else this film has a unique location which is played up a great deal as the film milks it for all its worth. What is worth is plenty since this is a snappy mystery with great dialog and a decent mystery. The acting is good and the cast is made up of troopers who you've probably seen in countless other films.
This is one of those movie that's worth seeking out and worth buying. Alpha Video has put out in a cheap edition and I've be picked up copies for friends who like the really good mysteries.
Keep an eye on Amazon, you won't be disappointed