Remote Control


1h 10m 1930
Remote Control

Brief Synopsis

A radio announcer discovers that one of his colleagues is working with the mob.

Film Details

Genre
Comedy
Drama
Crime
Release Date
Nov 15, 1930
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Remote Control by Clyde North, Albert C. Fuller, Jack T. Nelson (New York, 10 Sep 1929).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 10m
Sound
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
5,958ft (7 reels)

Synopsis

William J. Brennan, who works in a music shop, aspires to become a radio announcer, but when Smedley, his employer, finds him practicing with a dummy microphone during working hours, he hurries William out to wait on Marion Ferguson, a customer with whom William flirts and whom he pursues into the street. After being fired, he follows Marion to a radio broadcasting studio, where he meets Sam Ferguson, his old friend and Marion's brother, and volunteers to help him revive the waning life of the station. In addition to attracting many performers, an advertisement brings Dr. Kruger, leader of the Ghost Gang, who plans to direct the activities of his gangsters by broadcasting instructions under the guise of a clairvoyant mystic. William interferes in his plans, and Kruger orders him kidnaped and plots to have him eliminated during a bank robbery; but William contrives a scheme for tipping off the police and his friends by using newspaper headlines, and he is rescued in a final hectic chase.

Film Details

Genre
Comedy
Drama
Crime
Release Date
Nov 15, 1930
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Remote Control by Clyde North, Albert C. Fuller, Jack T. Nelson (New York, 10 Sep 1929).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 10m
Sound
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
5,958ft (7 reels)

Quotes

Trivia

The original play opened in New York on 10 September 1929.

Notes

According to Motion Picture News (Oct 1930) Edward Sedgwick was the last of four directors to work on this film. Later reviews, however, indicate that Malcom St. Clair and Nick Grinde recieved final credit for the direction.