Trapped by Television (1936) - Comedy with Mary Astor

In Trapped by Television (1936), the inventor of a television (Lyle Talbot) needs financial backing. Mary Astor has the ear of a venture capitalist (Thurston Hall). Can the matchmaker meet the needs of both parties while finding  a love interest  for herself? Of course, she can.

 This is a film that’s light on invention and heavy in romance and comedy.  The best bits are any time that Ms. Astor is onscreen and allowed to run with the dialogue. Her biting deliver had me in stitches.

Trapped by Television is not an unpleasant movie to watch, and a must-see for Mary Astor fans.


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