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The Fire Detective
(1929) American
B&W : Serial / 20 reels
Directed by Spencer G. Bennet and Thomas L. Storey

Cast: Gladys McConnell [Gladys Samuels], Hugh Allan [Captain Jeff Tarant], Leo Maloney [Chief Carson], Frank Lackteen [Mr. Tarant], John Cossar [District Attorney Samuels], Larry Steers [Charles Lewis], Bruce Gordon, Carlton S. King

Pathé Exchange, Incorporated, production; distributed by Pathé Exchange, Incorporated [Pathéserial]. / Scenario by George Arthur Gray, from a screen story by Frank Leon Smith. / © 1924 by Pathé Exchange, Incorporated. / Ten episodes: [1] “The Arson Trail,” released 3 March 1929. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Silent film.


Survival status: The film is presumed lost : However, a frame enlargement of the serial’s main title appears in Lahue-Bound p. 97, indicating that prints may still exist.

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Serials

Listing updated: 25 August 2009.

References: Lahue-Bound p. 97; Lahue-Collecting pp. 68; Lahue-Continued pp. 272, 285 : Website-IMDb; Website-SerSq.

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