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Product Details

  • An MVD Exclusive
  • SKU: VCI8908
  • Format: DVD
  • UPC: 089859890826
  • Street Date: 01/19/21
  • PreBook Date: 12/15/20
  • Label: VCI Entertainment »
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Run Time: 284 mins
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 1942
  • Region Code: 0
  • Box Lot: 30
  • Territory: WORLD
  • Language: English


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Gang Busters


Gang Busters
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Detective lieutenant Bill Bannister is assigned to run down an unknown gang of terrorists who have spread a net of crime over the city. Aiding him is detective Tim Nolen, while following his investigations closely are Vicki Logan, a news photographer in whom Bill is interested romantically, and her reporter teammate, Happy Haskins. Hotly pursuing a rapid sequence of daring crimes, including attempts on his life, Bill finds that the band's ring-leader is a mysterious professor Mortis. Clues unearthed lead Bill to the amazing discovery that Mortis'; gang is made up of known criminals officially listed in police records as dead. Each has become a member of Mortis' "League of Murdered Men" after seemingly committing suicide by hanging while awaiting the death penalty. Bill runs a gauntlet of narrow escapes in attempting to round up the band.


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Track Listing

Disc 1:
  • - League of Murdered Men, The
  • - Death Plunge, The
  • - Murder Blockade
  • - Hangman's Noose, The
  • - Man Under Cover
  • - Under Crumbling Walls
  • - Water Trap, The
  • - Murder By Proxy
  • - Gang Bait
  • - Mob Vengeance
  • - Wanted at Headquarters
  • - Long Chance, The
  • - Law and Order

Sales Points

  • Gang Busters was very successful in its original release, and was re-released in 1949 by Sherman S. Krellberg's Filmcraft Productions.
  • Gang Busters is mostly a crime serial but contains a small science fiction element. The villains, The League of Murdered Men, are all dead criminals killed and revived by Professor Mortis using his own mysterious poison.
  • Gang Busters is one of Universal's most elaborate serials, with many chase and thrill scenes expertly staged in outdoor locations.
  • The directors were Ray Taylor, veteran director responsible for many hit serials, and Noel M. Smith, former silent-screen director who specialized in fast action.
  • Stars Kent Taylor (Merrily We Go to Hell), Robert Armstrong (King Kong), Joseph Crehan (Union Pacific) and Irene Hervey (Play Misty for Me).
  • Classic Universal movie serial based on the radio series Gang Busters.
  • Gang Busters is one of Universal's Best - In The Nick Of Time : Motion Picture Sound Serials - William C. Cline

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