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Arson, Inc. (1949)

Passed  -  Action | Adventure | Crime  -  24 June 1949 (USA)
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An arson investigator goes undercover to break up a ring that sets fires in order to collect the insurance.

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Complete credited cast:
Robert Lowery ...
Anne Gwynne ...
Edward Brophy ...
Marcia Mae Jones ...
Betty - Fender's Secretary
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Frederick P. 'Fred' Fender
Maude Eburne ...
Grandma
William Forrest ...
Deputy Fire Chief / Narrator
Steve Pendleton ...
Murph (as Gaylord Pendleton)
Byron Foulger ...
Thomas Peyson
Matt McHugh ...
Hubbell
Lelah Tyler ...
Mrs. Peyson
Emmett Vogan ...
Al - Night Watchman
John Maxwell ...
Detective
Richard David ...
Junior Peyson
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Storyline

Fireman Joe Martin comes to suspect that fires occurring in the warehouse and home of a furrier may have been deliberately set in order to cover thefts. He goes undercover, pretending to have been discharged from the fire department and appearing to ally himself with crooked insurance man Fred Fender, whom Joe suspects of being behind the arson ring. But Joe and his girlfriend Jane Jennings find themselves in over their heads. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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24 June 1949 (USA)  »

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Der Brandstifter von Los Angeles  »

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it would have to be a very rainy Sunday afternoon
4 December 2008 | by (Greenwich - London) – See all my reviews

Very well shot with a good mix of angles, this is also pretty fast paced, but whilst it's interesting to see the fire services in action, this doesn't really go anywhere. The film is book-ended with very poorly delivered fire chief statements about how every has to do their best etc and whilst the main body of the film is better, the acting seems rather lacklustre. Robert Lowery just seems to coast along but Edward Brophy puts in a spirited characterful performance alongside him. Even Anne Gwynne outshines the lead even if she seems not to notice any of the danger or worry at all about what's going down. Maybe it's because she's had more terrifying jobs, like working with Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi and Lon Chaney Jr. Not a total waste of time but it would have to be a very rainy Sunday afternoon.


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