The Last Alarm (1940)

Genres - Action, Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Release Date - Jun 25, 1940 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 61 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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A retired fireman teams up with an insurance investigator when an old buddy is killed in an arson fire in this surprisingly potent comedy-drama from low budget company Monogram. Jim Hadley (J. Farrell MacDonald finds retirement difficult and is only too happy to oblige when daughter Joan (Polly Ann Young) and her insurance agent boyfriend Frank Rogers (Warren Hull) suggest that he look into the death of old colleague Burt Stafford (Joel Friedkin). A statue of the god Vulcan leads Jim to an antique dealer and, in time, to a maniacal arsonist who doesn't shy away from murder.

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arson, firefighter, investigation, pyromaniac