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Gangbusters (1955)

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Based on the radio series of the same name, Gang Busters was an episodic documentary-style tale of criminals brought to justice. Veteran screen baddie Myron Healey plays John Omar Pinson, a real-life criminal once rated Public Enemy #4. The film recounts the many prison breaks staged by Pinson, all of which resulted in his recapture. Gangbusters was comprised of three half-hour episodes from the Gangbusters TV series (53), stitched together into an ersatz feature film. This pastiche approach proved successful enough to spawn two subsequent films, again culled from Gang Busters TV footage: Guns Don't Argue (57) and Ma Barker's Killer Brood (60).

Cast

Myron Healey
as John Omar Pinson
Don C. Harvey
as Detective Walsh
Frank Gerstle
as Detective Fuller
Kate MacKenna
as Aunt Jenny
Allan Ray
as Slick Harry
William Fawcett
as Truck Driver
Charles Victor
as Officer Rondeau
Joyce Jameson
as Girl in Car
Ed Hinton
as 1st Guard
Robert Bice
as 2nd Guard
Bob Carson
as Doctor
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Critic Reviews for Gangbusters

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This cheapie crime thriller is based on the radio show of the same name and offers no reason why one should waste their time watching something this dull and clichéd.

October 8, 2002 | Rating: D | Full Review…

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