Arson Gang Busters (1938)

Genres - Crime, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film  |   Release Date - Mar 28, 1938 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 65 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Arson Gang Busters was a slick little Republic programmer highlighted by several well-staged miniature sequences, courtesy of the talented Lydecker Brothers. Robert Livingston plays a firefighter who feels that the police aren't moving fast enough in tracking down an arson ring. Livingston decides to do a little sleuthing himself, ultimately going undercover and joining the crooks. It turns out that the culprits are insurance underwriters, seeking a quick turnover by creating their own "accidents". The 65-minute Arson Gang Busters was later reissued to television as the 54-minute Arson Racket Squad.

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arson, con/scam, firefighter, gangster, group, insurance, investigation, town, undercover