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Director  Del Lord
Editor  James Sweeney
Language  English
5.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Duration  
Country  United States
Trapped by Television movie poster
Writer  Lee Loeb, Harold Buchman, Sherman L. Lowe, Al Martin
Release date  June 15, 1936 (1936-06-15)
Genres  Science Fiction, Drama, Romance Film, Comedy-drama, Screwball comedy
Cast  Mary Astor (Barbara 'Bobby' Blake), Lyle Talbot (Fred Dennis), Nat Pendleton (Rocky O'Neil), Joyce Compton (Mae Collins), Thurston Hall (John Curtis), Henry Mollison (Thornton)
Similar movies  Related Del Lord movies
Tagline  AS STARTLING AS ITS TITLE

Trapped by Television is a 1936 American film directed by Del Lord. The film is also known as Caught by Television in the United Kingdom.

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Plot summary

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An inventor is working on his latest creation, a new form of television monitor and camera, but is struggling to complete his invention due to lack of funds. His monetary problems are compounded by an aggressive bill collector looking for payments and competition from a rival scientist. When organized crime figures are added to the mix, the desperation level rises for our intrepid inventor.

Accuracy

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Although televisions were being made from the late 1920s, they weren't commercially available until after 1936. The model shown in the movie was designed for the production using a back-lit projection of a moving image onto the screen. The screen was notable for its large size when actual television screens of the period were smaller. The BBC Broadcasting Service began in November 1936, four months after this movie's release.

Current condition

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Although the first reel is noticeably faded on most surviving prints, this movie is now in the public domain and is available for general download.

Cast

Trapped by Television Del Lord 1936 Movie classics
  • Mary Astor as Barbara "Bobby" Blake
  • Lyle Talbot as Fred Dennis
  • Nat Pendleton as Rocky O'Neil
  • Joyce Compton as Mae Collins
  • Thurston Hall as John Curtis
  • Henry Mollison as Thornton
  • Wyrley Birch as Paul Turner
  • Robert Strange as Standish
  • References

    Trapped by Television Wikipedia
    Trapped by Television IMDb Trapped by Television themoviedb.org


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