Night Alarm is a 1934 American drama film directed by Spencer Gordon Bennet and starring Bruce Cabot as a down on his luck reporter, Hal Ashby, who tries to make a name for himself by investigating a series of bizarre arson attacks. The film, which was a hit in movie theatres at the time, is now widely available in the public domain.

Night Alarm
Directed bySpencer Gordon Bennet
Written byEarle Snell (screenplay)
Jack Stanley (story)
Produced byLarry Darmour
CinematographyJames S. Brown Jr.
Edited byDwight Caldwell
Distributed byMajestic Pictures
Release date
  • December 11, 1934 (1934-12-11)
Running time
64 minutes
CountryUnited States

Plot summaryEdit

A reporter itching to get off the boring gardening "beat" gets a chance to investigate a series of arson fires that have been plaguing the city. He believes the fires are tied into a web of political corruption involving a wealthy businessman, the mayor and the police chief. Complications ensue when the girl assigned to help him turns out to be the businessman's daughter.



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