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Release Date:
26 March 1938 (USA) See more »
A quack doctor convinces people that this "Volta Ray" cures cancer. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
John Miljan ... Dr. Jones
Boyd Crawford ... Dr. Bates / William Wilson
Robert Middlemass ... Hartney Drew
E. Alyn Warren ... Dr. Turner (as Fred Warren)
Claire Du Brey ... Hazel, Dr. Jones' Nurse
Frederick Vogeding ... Dr. Jones' Viennese Associate
Victor Kilian ... Jack Saunders

Barbara Bedford ... Miss Grant / Mrs. Wilson
Ruth Robinson ... Mrs. Sanders

Clem Bevans ... Mr. Greene
Eleanor Wesselhoeft ... Mrs. Greene
Wally Maher ... The Druggist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Naomi Childers ... One of Dr. Jones' Patients (uncredited)
James Flavin ... Cop (uncredited)
Jack Grey ... Patient (uncredited)

Chuck Hamilton ... Police Car Driver (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Leslie Fenton 
Produced by
Jack Chertok .... producer

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Also Known As:
"A Crime Does Not Pay Subject: Miracle Money" - USA (series title)
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21 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)


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Crime Does Not Pay, 25 February 2008
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

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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