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Arson Gang Busters (1938)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 28 March 1938 (USA)
New York City fireman Bill O'Connell is assigned to the Arson Sqaud with the job of apprehending the for-profit gang of arsonists who are spreading terror and loss of property, including ... See full summary »

Director:

Joseph Kane (as Joe Kane)

Writers:

Alex Gottlieb (original screenplay), Norman Burnstine (original screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Livingston ... Bill O'Connell (as Bob Livingston)
Rosalind Keith ... Joan Lawrence
Jackie Moran ... Jimmy Riler
Warren Hymer ... Tom Jones
Jack La Rue ... Bud Morgan
Clay Clement Clay Clement ... Hamilton
Selmer Jackson ... Commissioner Benton
Emory Parnell ... Chief J.P. Riley
Walter Sande ... Oscar
Dick Wessel ... Slugs
Jack Rice Jack Rice ... Bradbury
Lloyd Whitlock Lloyd Whitlock ... Martin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Donald Kerr Donald Kerr ... Joan's Colleague at Fire Scene
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Storyline

New York City fireman Bill O'Connell is assigned to the Arson Sqaud with the job of apprehending the for-profit gang of arsonists who are spreading terror and loss of property, including human life. When his friend and battalion chief, J.P. Riley, is killed fighting one of the set fires, Bill declines the offered promotion to Riley's post in order to keep working against the arson gang. Riley's young son Tommy is left in charge of Bill and his fireman pal Tom Jones. Just as Bill is about to close the net on the gang leaders, Joan Lawrence, a young newspaper woman runs a story that puts Bill, whom she loves, on the spot (presumably) with the fire commissioner. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Taglines:

ARSON! Kidnapping! MURDER! (original poster)


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fire Over the Waterfront See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$52,175 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (edited)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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