A reporter itching to get off the boring gardening "beat" gets a chance to investigate a series of arson fires that have been plaguing the city. He believes the fires are tied into a web of... See full summary »

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Helen Smith
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Henry B. Smith
Sam Hardy ...
Editor Stephen Caldwell
Harry Holman ...
Mayor Wilson
Harold Minjir ...
Mosley
John Bleifer ...
Dr. Alexander Dexter
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Mrs. Elizabeth Van Dusen
Tom Hanlon ...
Vincent Van Dusen
Fuzzy Knight ...
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A reporter itching to get off the boring gardening "beat" gets a chance to investigate a series of arson fires that have been plaguing the city. He believes the fires are tied into a web of political corruption involving a wealthy businessman, the mayor and the police chief. Complicatins ensue when the girl assigned to help him turns out to be the businessman's daughter. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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"The THRILL of a Lifetime" For Boy Scouts - Girl Souts - Good Scouts and Parents- Lessons in Heroism - Exciting Spectacles - Screaming Comedy - Daring Risks - Booming Explosions - A Great City Fire Department in Action! See more »

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Drama | Romance

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11 December 1934 (USA)  »

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After his newspaper career, he went on to direct 'Harold and Maude'
12 December 2005 | by (Vancouver) – See all my reviews

Sort of a mix between 'The Front Page' and 'Backdraft', 'Night Alarm' focuses on a reporter trying to break away from the gardening desk, to scoop a story about a series of Fires happening around the city. He blames it all on the big industrialist in the town who's got the mayor and the police captain in his back pocket. Things get even more interesting when the cute girl they've hired to replace him in the gardening beat is actually the industrialist's daughter. As the plot unravels, and more fires ensue, you can just imagine how the movie ends, with the industrialist's daughter being caught in a fire! Someone has to rescue her! And that's exactly how it ends! Bruce Cabot is alright here, as the curiously named lead character, Hal Ashby. I mean, how priceless is that? I'm not sure if Mr. Ashby was doing movies at the time, but that's quite funny. Worth seeing for that alone.


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