Duration DirectorPaul Burnford Music directorNathaniel Shilkret
WriterDeVallon Scott (original story), Alan Friedman (original story), DeVallon Scott (screenplay), Alan Friedman (screenplay) ScreenplayDeVallon Scott, Alan Friedman CastHazel Brooks (Taxi Driver / German Spy), Richard Crane (Phillip), Donald Curtis (Bill Beck), Marc Cramer (German Spy in Taxi), Connie Gilchrist (Phillips mother) Similar moviesShe 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.