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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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Sheep goes on the lam., 13 November 2013
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

A seemingly smart gang is planning a robbery down to the last detail. They are especially sure to avoid committing any federal crimes--as they don't want to tangle with the FBI. However, their perfect robbery turns sour when one of the gang, 'Sheep', is shot in the process. He's still alive but the gang needs to get him a doctor as well as find a hideout. They get both--but it doesn't come cheap. In fact, time and time again, their huge bank haul is whittled down to nothing because lots of criminals are willing to help....for a price! Ultimately, they are broke, captured or killed--all as a lesson to the audience that crime does not pay!

This is a decent but preachier episode than usual for the series. It's still well made and enjoyable throughout--with a dandy and predictably violent ending (as they usually were with the "Crime Does Not Pay" series). Worth seeing.

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