Death from a Distance

Death from a Distance

Russell Hopton
Director: Frank Strayer Cast: Russell Hopton
Russell Hopton
, Lola Lane
Lola Lane
, George F. Marion
George F. Marion
Frank Strayer

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Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/24/2004
UPC: 0089218433497
Original Release: 1935
Rating: NR
Source: Alpha Video
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:11:00
Sales rank: 42,598

Special Features

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Russell Hopton Detective Lt. Ted Mallory
Lola Lane Kay Palmer
George F. Marion Jim Gray
Lee Kohlmar Prof. Ernst Einfeld
Lew Kelly Detective Regan
Wheeler Oakman Langsdale
Robert W. Frazer Morgan
Cornelius Keefe Gorman
E.H. Calvert District Attorney
Lynton Brent Actor
Ralph Brooks Actor
John Davidson Ahmad Haidru
John Dilson City Editor McConnell
Creighton Hale Actor
Henry Hall Medical Examiner
Jane Keckley Actor
Frank LaRue Desk Sergeant
Eric Mayne Witness
Hal Price Detective
Herb Vigran Photographer
Charles West Fingerprint Expert
John St. Polis Prof. Trowbridge

Technical Credits
Frank Strayer Director
M.A. Andersen Cinematographer
Maury M. Cohen Producer
Jack Cosgrove Special Effects
Sidney B. Cutner Score Composer
Edward C. Jewell Art Director
John Krafft Screenwriter
Abe Meyer Musical Direction/Supervision
Roland D. Reed Editor
Lon Young Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Chapter 1 [10:58]
2. Chapter 2 [12:52]
3. Chapter 3 [15:04]
4. Chapter 4 [9:16]
5. Chapter 5 [10:26]
6. Chapter 6 [11:38]

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