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Death from a Distance (1935) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Russell Hopton, Lola Lane, George Marion, John St Polis, Lee Kohlmar, Lew Kelly, Wheeler Oakman, Robert Frazer, John Davidson, John Dilson.

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An eccentric genius, Professor Ernest Einfeld (Lee Kohlmar), is lecturing to invited guests at a planetarium when a wealthy manufacturer is shot dead in the darkness. Lieutenant Ted Mallory (Russell Hopton) takes charge of the investigation. Newspaper reporter Kay Palmer (Lola Lane), who was covering the lecture, is delighted to be first on the scene of a big story. She is furious when Mallory refuses her permission to phone in her report, but she manages to get past the guards and print the story anyway. Mallory had good reason to try to prevent publication. Kay's article places the life of Professor Einfeld in jeopardy.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% How difficult to spot villain?    -   Challenging Time/Era of Movie:    -   1930's-1950's Murder Mystery?    -   Yes What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   90% Special suspect?    -   chronically deranged person Kind of mystery?    -   skilled citizen investigator

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California Misc setting    -   building

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns Any profanity?    -   None

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