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Marty Brooks (story)
George B. Seitz (screen play)
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Release Date:
19 January 1935 (USA) See more »
An embezzler who expects to serve his time in prison and then pick up his buried loot is in for a surprise. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Not bad for a short AND it's great to get an early glimpse of Robert Taylor See more (9 total) »


  (in alphabetical order)
Brooks Benedict ... Man in Getaway Car (uncredited)
James Ellison ... Detective (uncredited)
Al Hill ... Louie Rattig (uncredited)

George Irving ... Edward Swain (uncredited)

Robert Livingston ... Bob (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor ... Court Clerk (uncredited)
Henry Otho ... Cell Guard (uncredited)
Shirley Ross ... Girl in Apartment (uncredited)

Robert Taylor ... Al Douglas (uncredited)
Richard Tucker ... Bank President (uncredited)
Monte Vandergrift ... Death House Guard (uncredited)

Directed by
George B. Seitz 
Writing credits
Marty Brooks (story)

George B. Seitz (screen play)

Produced by
Jack Chertok .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
William Axt (uncredited)
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Also Known As:
"Crime Does Not Pay #1: Buried Loot" - USA (series title)
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19 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
USA:Approved | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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[first lines]
MGM Reporter:How do you do, ladies and gentlemen. This is the MGM reporter speaking. I'm a man on a mission. It's my privilege to examine police files and prison records, to interview prominent authorities throughout the country, and bring to you undeniably, proof of the message that crime does not pay...
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Edited from The Big House (1930)See more »


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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Not bad for a short AND it's great to get an early glimpse of Robert Taylor, 11 March 2007
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

This is a very strange MGM short because it stars pretty-boy Robert Taylor in a very untraditional role. Because it was very early in his career, the big-wigs didn't know how to use him and experimented by starring him in this short crime drama--a role quite unlike his soon to be established persona.

The film is made in a semi-documentary style and is entitled a "Crime Does Not Pay" film. It begins with a narrator and government official preaching that crime is bad and then the narrator talks about a strange case that proves this assertion. Robert Taylor's character works in a bank and embezzles $200,000 (a HUGE sum of money in 1935) and is naturally sent to jail. However, very oddly, he turns himself in to the boss and doesn't try to run--saying he spent the money gambling and having fun. There's a lot more to it than that but I really don't want to spoil it. Suffice to say, though, that it's pretty exciting and what happens to handsome Taylor's face is pretty cool to see.

Overall, while not a great film, it is very unusual as well as a great curio for film history buffs and fans of Hollywood's Golden Age.

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