A man kills his cousin in the desert, then assumes his identity and tries to collect insurance on himself.

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George aka Old Lesh
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Bob Mehaffey

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A man kills his cousin in the desert, then assumes his identity and tries to collect insurance on himself.

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Short | Crime | Drama

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19 October 1935 (USA)  »

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Crime Does Not Pay No. 3: Desert Death  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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MGM Reporter: From your experience, Mr. James, do you believe that crime does not pay?
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Appassionato in A minor
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Music by Domenico Savino
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Very enjoyable.
3 July 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

During the 1930s and 40s, MGM made a string of "Crime Does Not Pay" shorts--all of which illustrate excellent police work and serve to convince viewers that crooks ultimately WILL get caught. It's interesting, but these films usually showed a lot more realistic police procedures than the regular movies at the various studios (many full-length films portrayed the cops as idiots). In addition, they tell great stories that even when seen today are quite satisfying.

This story begins with the investigation of a traffic death. While the Sheriff readily believes that it was all an accident, the investigator thinks that MAYBE Old Lesh knows a lot more about this and that it was actually a cold-blooded murder! Well written, very entertaining and a nice case of smart police work. Worth seeing.


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