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7 March 1936 (USA) See more »
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Three suspects and one of them is a murderer See more (2 total) »


  (in credits order)
Niles Welch
Alonzo Price
John Marsden
Stephen Chase
Harry Hayden
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Stanley Andrews ... Coroner's Inquest Judge (uncredited)
George Cleveland ... Mr. Hanson (uncredited)
Jay Eaton ... Mr. Thomas (uncredited)
Donrue Leighton ... Mrs. Anderson (uncredited)
William Tannen ... Jim, the MGM Reporter (uncredited)
Lelah Tyler ... Mrs. Layton (uncredited)

Directed by
Edward L. Cahn 
Produced by
Jack Chertok .... producer

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Also Known As:
"Crime Does Not Pay No. 7: Foolproof" - USA (series title)
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USA:20 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)


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Three suspects and one of them is a murderer, 25 March 2013
Author: Paularoc from United States

A Crime Does Not Pay Subject. As is typical in this series, there are no acting credits. A little girl, in tears, runs to a neighbor's house and tells him her parents are hurt. The neighbor (George Cleveland) rushes to the girl's house and finds the mother bound and unconscious and in the bedroom, the father is dead. Cleveland's later and best remembered role was as Gramps on "Lassie." Come to find out, both the mother and father were drugged and the father then strangled. At first it appears as a burglary gone wrong as the woman's jewelry is missing. The couple had been to a party on the night of the murder and the police find that there were three men who had heated rows with the husband. The police investigation and eventual capture of the murderer is fairly interesting but despite the strong opening to this short, this entry is only average.

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