The MGM crime reporter introduces Norman Kennedy, District Attorney of a large city, he who talks about the general want for money, and the extraordinary lengths some will go to to get it. ... See full summary »
A racketeer sets up an employment agency, and then sends his henchmen to lineup foremen in companies that employ unskilled labor. The foreman is promised a cut on each new man he hires, and... See full summary »
This entry in MGM's series of shorts, "Crime Does Not Pay", features the U.S. Department of Immigration's efforts to halt the smuggling of illegal aliens into the country. Desperate ... See full summary »
The "Crime Does Not Pay" series is great fun, a look back at a simpler time in our country, particularly as far as criminal law is concerned. Time marches on and so does the legislative process, and law school must be considerably harder now than in the early-mid 20th century.
In this entry, Walter Kingsford plays a crooked lawyer who is able to get criminals off scot-free for a handsome fee. His main client is Joe Sawyer, who seems to be a habitual criminal with lots of money and who keeps getting caught. Law enforcement then decides to 'set a trap' for him, which seems to be more trouble than just tailing or 'putting the heat' on Sawyer.
It is all very entertaining and fun to contemplate the streamlined trial procedures and the speed at which legal action took place. This one I rated a seven despite the fact most of the story would stretch out for years nowadays.
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