Arson Inc. (1949)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama  |   Release Date - Jun 24, 1949 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 64 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Robert Lowery stars in the 65-minute actioner Arson Inc. Lowery plays a fireman in search of a seemingly random arsonist--or arsonists. Putting two and two together, our hero figures out that culprits are a gang of thieves who've been torching businesses to cover up their robberies. Much of the film has a semidocumentary quality, as director William Berke concentrates on the real-life methods and firefighting equipment of the LA Fire Department. Curiously, the film's co-scripter was Arthur Caesar, one of Hollywood's foremost humorists. Trade-shown in May of 1949, Arson Inc. hit the neighborhood theatre screens in June.

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arson, killing, investigation, murder, undercover