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John C. Higgins (original screenplay)
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14 May 1938 (USA) See more »
A bank robber pulls off a heist and comes out with a good haul. However, he winds up being forced to... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Bernard Nedell ... Canarsy - Gang Leader
Bernadene Hayes ... Blonde Gang Moll
Rita La Roy ... Brunette Gang Moll

Donald Douglas ... Special Agent Thomas
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Arthur Aylesworth ... Duffy - Cabin Owner (uncredited)

Barbara Bedford ... Bank Employee (uncredited)
John Butler ... Smitty (uncredited)
John Davidson ... Bonds Fence (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... Patrol Car Driver (archive footage) (uncredited)
Al Hill ... Hideout Operator (uncredited)

George Lynn ... Gang Driver (uncredited)
Matt McHugh ... Gang Taxi Driver (uncredited)

Horace McMahon ... Harry 'Sheep' Bones - Wounded Gang Member (uncredited)

Milburn Stone ... Lee Darcy - Gang Member (uncredited)
Harry Strang ... G-Man (uncredited)
Phillip Terry ... MGM Crime Reporter (uncredited)
E. Alyn Warren ... Apartment House Manager (uncredited)
Frank Whitbeck ... Police Broadcaster (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Harold S. Bucquet  (as Harold Bucquet)
Writing credits
John C. Higgins (original screenplay)

Produced by
Jack Chertok .... producer
Music Department
William Axt .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
David Snell .... composer: stock music (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"Crime Does Not Pay No. 16: Come Across" - USA (series title)
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21 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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Bank Robbers 'On The Lam', 11 November 2013
Author: GManfred from Ramsey, NJ

It seems that as the series progressed, the "Crime Does Not Pay" episodes got better and better. "Come Across" is one of the best so far, a tense chronology of bank robbers in a robbery gone bad. The gang becomes more desperate as the police and the 'Feds' close in (The bank robbery in question becomes a federal case when a dropped pistol found at the scene proves to be stolen from a federal installation).

Familiar faces in this one are Horace McMahon and Milburn Stone as well as Matt McHugh, brother of Frank McHugh. A key role is played with feeling and gusto by Bernard Nedell, whom I had not seen before, as the leader of the beleaguered gang.

Good pacing, good story and an overall good entry in a series that got off to an unpromising start in 1935. My rating of seven is to indicate that it's well worth your time.

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