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The Last Alarm (1940)

A veteran firefighter is forced to retire at age 65 by the Fire Department. However, when one of his friends dies in a blaze set by a serial arsonist, the now retired fireman teams up with ... See full summary »

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A veteran firefighter is forced to retire at age 65 by the Fire Department. However, when one of his friends dies in a blaze set by a serial arsonist, the now retired fireman teams up with his daughter and her fiancé, who is an investigator for an insurance company, to hunt down and capture the arsonist. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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25 June 1940 (USA)  »

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El viejo bombero  »

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A Little Too Pat
2 September 2008 | by See all my reviews

Sometimes you just can't retire. We know this guy will never settle in peacefully. The plot is simplistic but it does carry us along and there is quite a good villain, even though he acts rather stupidly at times. As a matter of fact, he is so careless, it's a wonder he wasn't caught numerous times. Also, we have the carelessness of protagonist, who sees but doesn't see. We really ought to be protecting, even if we don't know where the danger lies (sort of like the guys in the Lugosi Dracula leaving the scene of a potential tack on the heroine and dinging around). There is some pretty good stock footage here, lots of fires, and a plot that, though predictable, works OK. Take a look at it if you have a chance.


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