Murder By Television

432. MURDER BY TELEVISION (1935-usa). With Bela Lugosi, June Collyer, Hattie McDANlEL. “Television” was a promise of wonders to come in 1935, four years before the first demonstration of practical TV transmissions. A master electronics wizard and television inventor is murdered during a demonstration of the new marvel. When the killing occurs “on camera” in front of a roomful of “viewers” you’ll see the very first portrayal of a crime “‘on television”, Bela Lugosi in a surprisingly contrived and sinister role with a high camp conclusion. You’ll never guess “Whodunnit”. 55 minutes. Crime Mystery Suspense