Gang Busters!

Gang Busters

(1952) Action-packed crime stories on the apprehension of major criminals, taken from actual police and FBI files and presented in semi-documentary style. There was no continuing cast, but creator and writer Phillips H. Lord narrated each show. Each show concludes with the search for a real criminal currently at large.

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Alvin Karpas Case A machine-gun wielding gangster joins the Ma Barker gang to rob banks.
The Bayless Case A bank robber escaping by plane resembles another man on the same flight.
Billot Flaschette Detectives work tirelessly to locate members of an international gang of jewel thieves after they make off with over a million dollars in loot stolen from a New York estate.
The Blonde Tigress A policewoman goes undercover to infiltrate a gang of armed and dangerous criminals led by a vicious but beautiful blonde.
The Bloody Barrow Gang Infamous Bonnie and Clyde story
The Burl Case Exploits of a lone wolf jewel bandit.

The Dennis Case Charming, gymnastic thief burgles during parties.
Dillinger John Dillinger was Public Enemy #1. One by one all his friends were caught or killed.
Duchess Spinelli Case Duchess leads vicious gang of murderous teenage boys.
The Durable Mike Malloy Case Petty crooks try their best to kill an indigent man to collect insurance on him, but Mike keeps coming back for more free, but poisoned, liquor.
Edward Menduro Criminal mastermind (and unlikely doting father) Edward Menduro and his partner use deadly poison gas to strike terror in Chicago's Southside currency exchanges.
Herbert Noble Case Mob wants a cut of Texan's casino but he refuses.
Horner Van Meter Notorious criminal Homer Van Meter joins forces with gangster John Dillinger, while police follow a trail of murder and mayhem perpetrated by the two violent gangsters.
Little Duke Lukini Three hoodlums on a crime spree use a church mission as their unlikely hideout.
Norma Breighlee Case

O'Dell-Griffen Police in Buffalo, NY, mount a search for a ring of deadly jewel thieves believed to be hiding across the border in Canada.
The Phantom Case A masked phantom and his gang commit a series of payroll robberies, and the police can't seem to find a trace of them.
Quirley Gang A look at the gang run by Robert Quirley and his son, Robert Jr. as they rampage through Oregon robbing banks, making the largest theft in the State at that time.
The Red Dress The day her boyfriend is released from jail, a power-mad femme fatale puts the old gang back together and leads them on a murder spree!
The Rocco Case A psychotic crook engages an innocent womenin a bizarre scheme to kill his wife.
Schaffer Staley Case Groom at a wedding double crosses two vicious hoodlums.
The Suma Case Eyeglasses found near a murdered policeman are the only clue at the grisly crime scene!
The Scissors Gang A cross-dressing mob in Connecticut escalates their crimes from robbery to extortion!
Three Kid Chase A cross-dressing mob in Connecticut escalates their crimes from robbery to extortion!
The Unholy Three Three hoodlums on a crime spree use a church mission as their unlikely hideout.

Gang Busters Feature Films!

We also have these two feature films that were released to theaters. Each contains three episodes of the TV show with new introductions.

Gang Busters
(1955) This feature contains all three parts of "THE PINSON GANG." Master criminal and escape artist, John Pinson, breaks out of the Oregon State Prison and aided by thugs commits more crimes. With the police hot on his trail, his freedom is short lived. Director Martin Scorsese said that he watched the "Gang Busters" series and it was this episode that inspired some of the scenes he used in "Taxi Driver."

Guns Don't Argue
(1957) A composite of three re-edited episodes from the 1952 TV series, Gangbusters, released to theatres in 1957 as a feature film. Gang Busters (1954) was a similar effort. The three unconnected episodes feature crimes with John Dillinger, Ma Barker, Alvin Karpis, Pretty Boy Floyd and Bonnie and Clyde.

Gang Busters 13 BLAZING ACTION SERIAL Chapters!

(1942) Over 4 hours of thrills! Detective Lt.Bill Bannister (Kent Taylor) 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 a 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.

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