The Great Swindle (1941)

Genres - Crime, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Thriller  |   Run Time - 58 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this mystery, an insurance investigator must find the arsonists behind the burning of a warehouse. The detective does get some good photographs as evidence, but they are stolen from his apartment. He really isn't a great sleuth and winds up accusing everyone but the real culprit of the crime. As a result, he loses his job and must perform the investigation on his own. Eventually he succeeds.

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arson, con/scam, detective, evidence, insurance, investigation, investigator, private-detective