A quack doctor convinces people that this "Volta Ray" cures cancer.




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Cast overview:
John Miljan ...
Dr. Jones
Boyd Crawford ...
Dr. Bates / William Wilson
Robert Middlemass ...
Hartney Drew
E. Alyn Warren ...
Dr. Turner (as Fred Warren)
Hazel, Dr. Jones' Nurse
Frederick Vogeding ...
Dr. Jones' Viennese Associate
Victor Kilian ...
Miss Grant / Mrs. Wilson
Ruth Robinson ...
Mrs. Sanders
Mr. Greene
Eleanor Wesselhoeft ...
Mrs. Greene
Wally Maher ...
The Druggist


A quack doctor convinces people that this "Volta Ray" cures cancer.

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Crime | Short





Release Date:

26 March 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Crime Does Not Pay Subject: Miracle Money  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Crime Does Not Pay
25 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Miracle Money (1938)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Another winning entry in MGM's "Crime Does Not Pay" series. This time out we take a look at doctors who tell people they have cancer just so that they can scam them for money on a fake cure. Like others in the series, I guess you could say this is overly dramatic but to me that just leads to plenty of entertainment. There's plenty of drama throughout the short and one can't help but want to see the bad guys punished in the end.

Turner Classic Movies show this as well as other entries in the Crime Does Not Pay series so if you're interested then keep your eyes open.

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