Monday, July 30, 2012
Danger on the Air (1938)
One of the Universal Crime Club films.
The story of what happens at a radio station when a hated sponsor is killed by mysterious means.
Its a good if rambling film that seems to be taking its time in getting where it's going. It's not bad but even running a brief 70 minutes you kind of wish that they'd pick up their pace a bit.
That said the use of a gas a a murder weapon and some intriguing characters-there is one guy who can imitate everyone and when people are afraid to enter the building he does all the voices himself- make this memorable.
It may not be something to search out but it is something you'll want to watch when you do run across it. (then again oldies.com has it for a couple of bucks so it's worth it)