GANG BUSTERS COLLECTION

One of television's best early crime shows, Gang Busters was based on the highly-acclaimed radio programs by Phillips H. Lord. The format of the series were action-packed stories on the apprehension of major criminals, taken from actual police and FBI files. The stories were presented in semi-documentary stle. Phillips H. Lord narrated each show. This collection includes eight full-length episodes, plus the Gang Busters movie.

 

EPISODE TITLES:

DISC 1

The Unholy Three

The Blonde Tigeress

Edward Mendura

The Quirley Gang

The Phantom

DISC 2

Van Meter

Billot Flaschette

O’Dell-Griffen

The Scissors Gang

The Bayless Case

DISC 3

Gang Busters Movie - 1954 - A Hardened criminal repeatedly breaks out of Oregon State Prison, eluding police for prolonged periods afterwards. Starring Myron Healy, Don Harve, Sam Edwards. 74 Minutes

DISC 4

Gang Busters Serial - 1942 - 13 Action-Packed chapters starring Kent Taylor, Irene Hervey and Robert Armstrong.

The city is terrorized by a crime wave masterminded by the elusive, soft-spoken Professor Mortis (Ralph Morgan) from his base in a forgotten cavern beneath the rails of the city's subway line. Following the murder of his brother, police detective Bill Bannister (Kent Taylor), his partner Tim Nolan (Robert Armstrong), and police chief Martin O'Brien (Joseph Crehan) focus investigation on the activities of Mortis and his gang, and discover that the crimes were all perpetrated by men who had died some time ago, with new identities and kept alive by a formula of Mortis's invention. Following the story is journalist Vicki Logan (Irene Hervey) and her photographer 'Happy' Haskins (Richard Davies).

Gang Busters Classic TV Series
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