The Firechasers

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The Firechasers
"The Firechasers" (1971).jpg
British quad poster by Brian Bysouth
Directed by Sidney Hayers
Produced by Julian Wintle
Written by Philip Levene (as Philip Levine)
Starring Chad Everett
Anjanette Comer
Music by Laurie Johnson
Cinematography Alan Hume
Edited by Lionel Selwyn
Distributed by Rank Film Distributors (UK)
Release date
January 1971 (UK)
Running time
101 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Firechasers is a 1971 British crime film directed by Sidney Hayers and starring Chad Everett, Anjanette Comer, and Keith Barron.[1] Its plot concerns an insurance investigator who tries to find out who is behind a series of arson attacks. The film was shot at Pinewood Studios.[2]


While investigating the cause of a series of lethal fires in London, U.S. insurance man Quentin Barnaby (Chad Everett) falls in love with beautiful journalist Toby Collins (Anjanette Comer). Working alongside and pooling information with Toby and her photographer, Jim Maxwell (Keith Barron), Barnaby hopes they share a common goal, that of "firechasing" the identity of the arsonist responsible.


Critical reception[edit]

TV Guide called it "so-so entertainment";[3] while the Radio Times wrote, "director Sidney Hayers keeps up the pace as unlikely insurance investigator Everett hunts an arsonist throughout a London peopled with well-known British character actors." [4]


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