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Marty Brooks (story)
Richard Goldstone (screenplay)
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Release Date:
23 November 1935 (USA) See more »
A young girl, wanting a life of luxury, takes the "easy" way, and winds up in jail. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in alphabetical order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Jack Chefe ... Waiter (uncredited)
Fred Graham ... Policeman (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... Police Car Driver (archive footage) (uncredited)
Irene Hervey ... Thelma Black (uncredited)
Robert Livingston ... Steve Black (uncredited)
Alice Moore ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Pat O'Malley ... Detective John Hennessey (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ... Police Lab Technician (uncredited)
William Tannen ... MGM Reporter (uncredited)
Robert Warwick ... Captain Richard Kyne (uncredited)
Poppy Wilde ... Night Club Patron (uncredited)

Directed by
Edward L. Cahn  (as Edward Cahn)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Marty Brooks  story
Richard Goldstone  screenplay

Produced by
Jack Chertok .... producer (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Crime Does Not Pay Series No. 4: 'A Thrill for Thelma'" - USA (series title)
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USA:18 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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Errors in geography: The story is supposed to take place in New York, but when the police are studying a wall map marked with the locations of the crimes it's clearly a map of Los Angeles.See more »
Thelma Black:We thought we were smart, but the police were smarter.See more »


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her red hair gave her away, 14 November 2007
Author: kidboots from Australia

An early entry (No. 4) in the MGM series "Crime Does Not Pay".

Irene Hervey ( who was a lovely leading lady in many MGM films) played Thelma - a girl who yearns for excitement and unfortunately finds it.

Robert Livingston had appeared in a few early musicals but found success as a Western star in the series "The Three Mesquiteers". He plays Steve who is an evil influence on the innocent Thelma.

After initially wanting to go to the police (after their first robbery, they run a car off the road and the driver is killed) - she soon learns to live for thrills.

A lot of the short involves how the police captured this "Bonnie and Clyde" duo - after all "Crime Does Not Pay". The two stars went on to bigger and better things.

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