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Earle Snell (adaptation)
Jack Stanley (story)
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Release Date:
11 December 1934 (USA) See more »
Greater in Theme-Drama and Spectacular Production Than All Other Fire Thrilles Combined! See more »
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Bruce Cabot ... Hal Ashby

Judith Allen ... Helen Smith

H.B. Warner ... Henry B. Smith

Sam Hardy ... Editor Stephen Caldwell
Harry Holman ... Mayor Wilson
Harold Minjir ... Mosley
John Bleifer ... Dr. Alexander Dexter

Betty Blythe ... Mrs. Elizabeth Van Dusen
Tom Hanlon ... Vincent Van Dusen

Fuzzy Knight ... Dinner Club Comedian
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Harry Bowen ... Wisecracking Reporter (uncredited)

Morgan Brown ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Vance Carroll ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Allan Cavan ... Mayor's Legal Counsel (uncredited)

Jack Cheatham ... Policeman at Warehouse Fire (uncredited)

Lester Dorr ... Reporter in White Hat (uncredited)
Raoul Freeman ... Policeman at Second Fire (uncredited)

William McCall ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Robert McKenzie ... Warehouse Fire Witness (uncredited)

George Morrell ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Fred Parker ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Edward Peil Sr. ... George - Plant Foreman (uncredited)

Directed by
Spencer Gordon Bennet  (as Spencer Bennet)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Earle Snell  adaptation
Jack Stanley  story

Produced by
Larry Darmour .... producer
Original Music by
Lee Zahler 
Cinematography by
James S. Brown Jr. 
Film Editing by
Dwight Caldwell 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jesse Duffy .... assistant director (as J.A. Duffy)
Art Department
Frank Dexter .... settings
Sound Department
Tom Lambert .... sound recordist (as Thomas Lambert)
George Gray .... stunt double (uncredited)
Music Department
Lee Zahler .... musical director (uncredited)

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Additional Details

64 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono | Mono (RCA Victor System)

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This film's earliest documented telecasts took place in New York City Sunday 19 September 1948 on WCBS (Channel 2) and in Los Angeles Thursday 23 November 1950 on KLAC (Channel 13).See more »


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Not bad...., 6 October 2010
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

Considering that it's produced by Majestic Pictures, I sure expected this to be an awful little B-movie. However, to my surprise, I thought, for a B, it was pretty watchable.

The film stars Bruce Cabot--a guy usually known as a supporting actor or a heavy. Here he plays a newspaper reporter who is sick of having to do a gardening column! He knows nothing about it and can't wait to start covering important stories--such as a recent spate of arsons. The plot is pretty cute at times and the finale involving the fire is amazing good owing to the fact that the usual budget for a Majestic film was $47! All in all, interesting and more than just a minor time-passer--much of this due to Cabot's excellent acting and presence. Worth seeing--particularly as it is downloadable for free from the IMDb link!

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