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Patrolling the Ether

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Genre  Short, Drama
Initial release  April 10, 1944 (USA)
Running time  21 minutes
5.4/10 IMDb

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Director  Paul Burnford
Music director  Nathaniel Shilkret
Writer  DeVallon Scott (original story), Alan Friedman (original story), DeVallon Scott (screenplay), Alan Friedman (screenplay)
Screenplay  DeVallon Scott, Alan Friedman
Cast  Hazel Brooks (Taxi Driver / German Spy), Richard Crane (Phillip), Donald Curtis (Bill Beck), Marc Cramer (German Spy in Taxi), Connie Gilchrist (Phillips mother)
Similar movies  She Went to the Races (1945), The Pace That Thrills (1952), Harrigans Kid (1943), The Big Sky (1952), The Maverick Queen (1956)

Patrolling the ether


Patrolling the Ether is a short film made in 1944 depicting amateur radio operators aiding the Federal Communications Commission in monitoring the airwaves for Nazi spy transmissions. It is notable as the first film ever broadcast simultaneously on more than one television station; on 10 April 1944, it was shown on three stations: WNBT, New York (now WNBC), WPTZ Philadelphia (now KYW) and WRGB Schenectady, New York, marking a milestone in the history of network television.

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Patrolling the Ether Wikipedia
Patrolling the Ether IMDb


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