The Fire Raisers
Opening title card
Directed byMichael Powell
Written byJerome Jackson
Michael Powell
Produced byJerome Jackson
StarringLeslie Banks
Anne Grey
Carol Goodner
Frank Cellier
CinematographyLeslie Rowson
Edited byDerek Twist
Distributed byWoolf & Freedman Film Service (UK)
United Artists (US)
Release date
  • 22 January 1934 (1934-01-22) (UK)
Running time
77 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

The Fire Raisers is a 1934 British drama film directed by Michael Powell.[1][2] It was described by Powell as "a sort of Warner Brothers newspaper headline story;" and marked the first of his four films with actor Leslie Banks.[3]


Jim Bronson is an insurance investigator, but he's unhappy with his work and gets involved with a gang of arsonists. His conscience is troubling him ...



The film has been released on Region 2 DVD by Opening in the "Les films de ma vie" series. The DVD has fixed French subtitles for the original English soundtrack.



  1. ^ "TV Guide review".
  2. ^ "BFI Screenonline: Fire Raisers, The (1933)".
  3. ^ "BFI Screenonline: Early Michael Powell".


  • Chibnal, Steve. Quota Quickies : The Birth of the British 'B' Film. London: BFI, 2007. ISBN 1-84457-155-6
  • Powell, Michael. A Life in Movies: An Autobiography. London: Heinemann, 1986. ISBN 0-434-59945-X.