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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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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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Fogos Misteriosos  »

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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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Pulp Fiction 1934
26 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

Any viewer lucky enough to find this wild British gem is is for a major discovery! It turns up on Australian Tv as a late night regular and I only wish UK or USA viewers can be as rewarded as we regularly are. The Fire Raisers is one of the toughest roughest and profane old films you could be shocked to see....the level of gangster violence and the swearing! Made without Hays code restrictions that curtailed US freedoms, we get to hear enemies or cohorts referred to as Dagoes and Bastards which is absolutely unheard of in films from anywhere else at that time. This is one mean movie and a good thriller in its bash'em smash'em blow'em up and burn'em down manner. Maybe only the Hollywood film UNDERWORLD in 1927 or the dazzling German car chase thriller SPIES of 1928 come close. THE FIRE STARTERS is well worth tracking down from the UK and showing your shocked friends what must have been the Brit answer to Scarface or Public Enemy. Believe it or not (you won't but it is true) THE FIRE STARTERS in on Australian National tv directly after the ACADEMY AWARDS telecast on next week ( Mar 1st 2004). Now that's a night of entertainment!


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