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Torture Money (1937)

Approved  |   |  Short, Crime, Drama  |  2 January 1937 (USA)
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Police go after a fraud operation that stages automobile accidents to collect insurance money.

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Dramatizes elaborate insurance scams, involving drivers, victims, and witnesses who stage accidents under the direction of an attorney who then files suit and settles out of court. The operation is easy to move from one city or state to another. The police and DA get wise and a cop goes undercover, first pretending to be in a coma in the hospital room of one of the "accident victim," then working as an orderly with a police record. The gang enlists him, he draws the short straw, and he's sent into a doctor's office to get his pre-accident injuries. Dangerous work. Will it succeed without serous injury? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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2 January 1937 (USA)  »

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A Crime Does Not Pay Subject: Torture Money  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Sing, Sing, Sing
Written by Louis Prima
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Predictable film in the "Crime Does Not Pay" Series
23 February 2004 | by (Alexandria, Virginia) – See all my reviews

This is a predictable film in the Crime Does Not Pay series produced by MGM during the gangster era. It deals with insurance scams, and the word "torture" in the title is not very descriptive. The movie won an Oscar for best 2-reel short, and it is one of the better shorts in the MGM series. Still, I only gave it a 7 because it doesn't really stand out in any way.


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