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
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This is about a fireman who investigates an arson ring. The lead is played appealingly by Robert Lowery. It's very well cast: Anne Gwynne is the schoolteacher he falls for. Edward Brophy is both initially amusing and then intense as an arsonist. Maude Eburne is fun as Gwynne's saucy granny. And the second female lead -- this is not funny; it's scary -- gets smacked in the face by two of the characters. (She is played by the petulantly pretty Marcia Mae Jones.) Unknown programmers like this tend to be disappointing. "Arson, Inc." is the reverse: One comes to it with low expectations and it packs quite a wallop.
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