The Firechasers is a 1971 British crime film directed by Sidney Hayers and starring Chad Everett, Anjanette Comer, and Keith Barron. 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.
British quad poster by Brian Bysouth
|Directed by||Sidney Hayers|
|Produced by||Julian Wintle|
|Written by||Philip Levene (as Philip Levine)|
|Music by||Laurie Johnson|
|Edited by||Lionel Selwyn|
|Distributed by||Rank Film Distributors (UK)|
|January 1971 (UK)|
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.
TV Guide called it "so-so entertainment"; 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."