True stories of real crime!
Every thrilling episode of Gangbusters (based on the highly-acclaimed radio program by Phillips H. Lord) features a dramatization of a local, state or federal law-enment case from across the country. Each show is gritty in its realistic depiction of crime and ends with a bulletin for a wanted person of the era. This ground-breaking series is an early predecessor to America's Most Wanted.
Episode 1: Van Meter
Police follow a trail of murder and mayhem perpetrated by the violent Homer Van Meter and his high-risk partner, John Dillinger.
Episode 2: The Unholy Three
Three hoodlums on a crime spree use a church mission as their unlikely hideout from the authorities.
Episode 3: The Phantom
A masked phantom and his gang of payroll thieves make off with thousands in cash, eluding the police at every turn.
Episode 4: The Quirley Gang
Federal Agents track down a family of dangerous criminals who make off with over $50,000 from an Oregon state bank.