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The Fire Raisers (1934)

Jim Bronton is an insurance investigator, but he's unhappy with his work and gets involved with a gang of arsonists. His conscience is troubling him ...

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Arden Brent
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Jim Bronton is an insurance investigator, but he's unhappy with his work and gets involved with a gang of arsonists. His conscience is troubling him ... Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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22 January 1934 (UK)  »

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£12,000 (estimated)
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(British Acoustic Film Full Range Recording System)

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1.37 : 1
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Leslie Banks plays most of his role in right profile due to a wound he received to the left side of his face while serving in the Essex Regiment in the First World War. See more »

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Brent: [of Jim Bronton] Charles Bronton was my best friend. Respected him. But this young pup was always a flyaway sort. Joined the army when he was 15. What can you expect? Good thing Charles is dead...
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A Twist of Bates
13 December 2009 | by See all my reviews

How much does Twist know ,Bates? How many times is this sentence repeated ? Count' em all! People who are looking for a lost gem of GB's best director ever will be disappointed;people who are looking for a "pulp fiction 1934" will be ,too,fortunately ,disappointed too.

"The fire raisers" is a so so thriller ,with some good moments of suspense ("In five minutes ,the place will be yours" as the unfortunate Twist looks at the clock :"six ,no ,four to midnight,too bad nobody can attend your final,Twist!) Francis L Sullivan is perfect as the sadistic villain,a part he would take to its absolute perfection in Dassin's "night and the city" .

A man wants to make his way of life;unlike his respectable father,he seems to be completely unscrupulous .An insurance investigator ,he gets involved in very bad things with a gang of arsonists.But as it causes death to people around,he is stricken with remorse .

They say Michael Powell praised his female star ,Carole Goodnear,who possessed American know-how.


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