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Busses Roar (1942)

Approved | | Drama, Romance, War | 19 September 1942 (USA)
A saboteur tries to place a bomb on a bus.

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(screenplay) (as George R. Bilson), (screenplay) (as Anthony Coldewey) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Reba Richards
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Eddie Sloan
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Norma
Elisabeth Fraser ...
Betty
Richard Fraser ...
Dick Remick
Peter Whitney ...
Frederick Hoff
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Detective Quinn
Willie Best ...
Sunshine
Rex Williams ...
Jerry Silva
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Danny
Bill Kennedy ...
The Moocher
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Nick Stoddard
Vera Lewis ...
Mrs. Dipper
Harry C. Bradley ...
Henry Dipper
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A group of Japanese spies plan to blow up a San Francisco-bound bus in the hopes that the flames of the explosion will act as a guide to a lurking enemy submarine to shell one of the valuable CAlifornia oil fields. Among the many passengers is Reba Richards (Julie Bishop)who inadvertently carries the bomb in her suitcase. She discovers it and, with the aid of a United States Marine, Sergeant Ryan (Richard Travis), works to squelch the bomb and trap the culprits. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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bus | bomb | spy | oil field | submarine | See All (60) »

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Trapped! Marine captures spy on speeding bus! See more »

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Drama | Romance | War

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Approved
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19 September 1942 (USA)  »

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Buses Roar  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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According to plural spelling of bus ("buses", with one s) that appears in most dictionaries, the title is misspelled. As is, "busses" would refer to plural form of "buss" - an old-fashioned word for a kiss. See more »

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Racist Propaganda
15 July 2001 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Probably the most racial and gender stereotypes per foot of film than any other film. Something to offend everyone. Even making allowances for the early WWII hysteria it comes across poorly. One feels that the film makers weren't taking themselves seriously. There is a really gross jumpcut in one scene. Rather than try to hide it, the composer actually put a music sting on it. Maybe everyone thought they needed to do the film for the war effort.


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