Complete credited cast:
Russ Haines
Capt. S. Taplinger
Billy Wayne ...
Sgt. 'Berk' Berkeley
E. V. Wessman
David Wolfe ...
Tony Polacheck
Paul Marion ...
Sam Polacheck
Ransom M. Sherman ...
Oscar Hollingsworth
Cliff Clark ...
Fire Engineer Robby Rollins
Bertha Polacheck
Kenneth Bender
Battalion Fire Chief
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bob Purcell ...
Deputy Fire Chief (unconfirmed)

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Sensational Expose !!! See a Ruthless Arson Ring at work !! Based on Arson Bureau Files.


Crime | Drama





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28 July 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fogo Criminoso  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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A very effective little programmer

I did not expect less from a Republic Pictures product. Short, tense, with no time wasted, as were Warner flicks, we have here a sort of Expose, with an off voice, as we watched in some Fred Sears or Phil Karlson films, telling us the fight between arson squad and arsonists, of course...

I like here there is no romance at all. The only woman we have is the head of the arson ring. Interesting, isn't it? And a young rookie is the lead, a cop impersonating a guy interested in arson business, in order to infiltrate the gang.

No surprises, although, but worth for Republic Studios lovers as I am.

I already saw some films with the same topic, as ARSON FOR HIRE. It's somewhere in my film library; and I have not seen it since a while now.

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