Approved | | Adventure, Crime, Drama
Caesar Kluck, soft-drink magnate, is found dead in the office of a big radio-broadcasting company. Benjamin Franklin Butts, a sound engineer, discovers that Kluck met his death from ... See full summary »
This was the last of four Universal Crime Club features to be telecast on New York City's Dumont Television Station WABD in November-December 1946, marking the first breakthrough of major studio films being telecast in the postwar era; this actually came about because, by this time, they had fallen into the hands of Astor Pictures Corporation, who had been distributing them theatrically for the past four years. The three that preceded it were _The Black Doll (1938)_, _The Lady in the Morgue (1938)_, and _The Westland Case (1937)_. It would not be until ten years later that Universal itself, and the rest of the majors, opened their vaults to their longtime rival. In Washington DC it first aired Monday 21 July 1947 on WTTG (Channel 5), in Chicago 11 March 1948 on WBKB (Channel 4), and in Baltimore Saturday 8 May 1948 on WMAR (Channel 2), in Cincinnati Friday 19 August 1949 on WKRC (Channel 11), and in Albuquerque Saturday 22 October 1949 on KOB (Channel 4). On the West Coast it received its earliest documented telecasts in San Francisco Tuesday 13 December 1949 on KPIX (Channel 5) and in Los Angeles Sunday 5 February 1950 on KTLA (Channel 5).
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