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Gang Busters (1942)

251 min | Crime

Detective Lt.Bill Bannister has the assignment to run down an unknown gang of terrorists spreading a net of crime over the city. Aiding him is Detective Tim Nolan, news photographer Vicki Logan and reporter Happy Haskins. Bill finds that ...See moreDetective Lt.Bill Bannister has the assignment to run down an unknown gang of terrorists spreading a net of crime over the city. Aiding him is Detective Tim Nolan, news photographer Vicki Logan and reporter Happy Haskins. Bill finds that the gang's leader is a mysterious Professor Mortis and the gang is made up of known criminals officially listed in the police records as dead. Each has become of member of Mortis' "League of Murdered Men" after seemingly committing suicide by hanging while on death row. Bill eventually, after surviving a plane crash, being dynamited, dropped down a well and other nuisances, tracks the gang to two hideouts; a subterranean cell beneath the city's subways and a suburban mystery house. Written by Les Adams See less
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Directors
Writers
Morgan Cox (original screenplay) | Al Martin (original screenplay) | Victor McLeod (original screenplay) (as Vic McLeod) | George H. Plympton (original screenplay) (as Geo. Plympton) | Phillips Lord (radio program) (as Phillips H. Lord)
Cinematographers
John W. Boyle (photographed by) (as John Boyle) | William A. Sickner (photographed by) (as William Sickner)
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Updated Mar 31, 1942

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Mar 31, 1942 (United States)

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48 cast members
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Kent Taylor
Det. Lt. Bill Bannister Det. Lt. Bill Bannister   See fewer
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Irene Hervey
Vicki Logan Vicki Logan   See fewer
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Ralph Morgan
Dr. Clayton Maxton - aka Prof. Mortis Dr. Clayton Maxton - aka Prof. Mortis   See fewer
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Robert Armstrong
Det. Tim Nolan Det. Tim Nolan   See fewer
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Richard Davies
Happy Haskins Happy Haskins   See fewer
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Joseph Crehan
Police Chief Martin O'Brien Police Chief Martin O'Brien   See fewer
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George Watts
Mayor Hansen Mayor Hansen   See fewer
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Ralf Harolde
Halliger Halliger   See fewer
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John Gallaudet
Wilkinson Wilkinson   See fewer
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William Haade
Mike Taboni Mike Taboni   See fewer
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Victor Zimmerman
Ted Lane - aka Barnard (as Vic Zimmerman) Ted Lane - aka Barnard (as Vic Zimmerman)   See fewer
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George J. Lewis
Joey Morrison - aka Mason (as George Lewis) Joey Morrison - aka Mason (as George Lewis)   See fewer
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John Berkes
Mr. Grub (as Johnnie Berkes) Mr. Grub (as Johnnie Berkes)   See fewer
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Pat O'Malley
Crandall - Police Chemist Crandall - Police Chemist   See fewer
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Robert Barron
Police Direction Finder - Car 27 [Ch. 1] (uncredited) Police Direction Finder - Car 27 [Ch. 1] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kernan Cripps
Police Direction Finder [Ch. 6] (uncredited) Police Direction Finder [Ch. 6] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Grace Cunard
Taboni's Landlady [Ch. 1] (uncredited) Taboni's Landlady [Ch. 1] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Dean
Blair - Police Lab Technician [Ch. 1] (uncredited) Blair - Police Lab Technician [Ch. 1] (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Desmond
Rogan's Death Witness [Ch. 4] (uncredited) Rogan's Death Witness [Ch. 4] (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Eldredge
Policeman at Bank [Ch. 7] (uncredited) Policeman at Bank [Ch. 7] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Emerson
Frenchy Ludoc [Chs. 5, 7-8] (uncredited) Frenchy Ludoc [Chs. 5, 7-8] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Fetherston
Ground Radioman at Airport [Ch. 2] (uncredited) Ground Radioman at Airport [Ch. 2] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Foster
Jerry Rogan [Chs. 3-4] (uncredited) Jerry Rogan [Chs. 3-4] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Art Fowler
Mechanic [Ch. 2] (uncredited) Mechanic [Ch. 2] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Gardner
Police HQ Radio Disptacher (uncredited) Police HQ Radio Disptacher (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alan Gregg
Byrnes - Armored Car Driver [Chs. 8-9] (uncredited) Byrnes - Armored Car Driver [Chs. 8-9] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Karl Hackett
Henry - Crooked Watchman [Chs. 7-8] (uncredited) Henry - Crooked Watchman [Chs. 7-8] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Riley Hill
Jim Bannister [Ch. 1] (uncredited) Jim Bannister [Ch. 1] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Hogan
Announcer in Title Sequence (voice) (uncredited) Announcer in Title Sequence (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jerry Jerome
Soupy Collins [Chs. 10-11] (uncredited) Soupy Collins [Chs. 10-11] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Milton Kibbee
Railroad Station Master [Ch. 11] (uncredited) Railroad Station Master [Ch. 11] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ethan Laidlaw
Ludoc's Bartender [Chs. 5, 7-8] (uncredited) Ludoc's Bartender [Chs. 5, 7-8] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Marlowe
Garage Attendant [Ch. 2] (uncredited) Garage Attendant [Ch. 2] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles McAvoy
Turnkey [Ch. 2] (uncredited) Turnkey [Ch. 2] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles McMurphy
Gardner - Police Officer [Ch. 3] (uncredited) Gardner - Police Officer [Ch. 3] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul McVey
J.B. Malloy [Ch. 12] (uncredited) J.B. Malloy [Ch. 12] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Mulhall
Richards - Police Lab Tech. [Chs. 9, 11] (uncredited) Richards - Police Lab Tech. [Chs. 9, 11] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Perrin
Police Direction Finder - Car 64 [Ch. 1] (uncredited) Police Direction Finder - Car 64 [Ch. 1] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Polo
Pilot [Chs. 1-2] (uncredited) Pilot [Chs. 1-2] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stanley Price
Corky Watts [Chs. 4-6] (uncredited) Corky Watts [Chs. 4-6] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Beatrice Roberts
O'Brien's Secretary (uncredited) O'Brien's Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jeffrey Sayre
Detective Assigned to Trail Barnard [Ch. 2] (uncredited) Detective Assigned to Trail Barnard [Ch. 2] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Sherlock
Detective at Taboni Interrogation [Ch. 2] (uncredited) Detective at Taboni Interrogation [Ch. 2] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mickey Simpson
Ludoc's Doorman-Henchman [Chs. 5, 8] (uncredited) Ludoc's Doorman-Henchman [Chs. 5, 8] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack C. Smith
Police Desk Sergeant [Ch. 2] (uncredited) Police Desk Sergeant [Ch. 2] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Steele
Policeman [Ch. 3] (archive footage) (uncredited) Policeman [Ch. 3] (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Phil Warren
McKay - Payroll Henchman [Chs. 8-9] (uncredited) McKay - Payroll Henchman [Chs. 8-9] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carleton Young
Highway Patrolman [Chs. 8, 11] (uncredited) Highway Patrolman [Chs. 8, 11] (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.2 / 10 | 64 votes