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24 July 1938 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)
Lester Matthews ... Ring Leader

Dwight Frye ... Arsonist

Don 'Red' Barry ... Henchman
Robert Emmett Keane ... Johnson, Furniture Store Owner
Frank Orth ... Brown, Clothing Store Owner
Charles D. Brown ... Fire Inspector Wilson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Margaret Bert ... Landlady (uncredited)

Ralph Bushman ... Tall Detective (uncredited)

Jack Rube Clifford ... Detective (uncredited)

John Dilson ... Detective Posing as Arson Victim (uncredited)
Edward Hearn ... Detective (uncredited)
Robert Homans ... Fire Chief (uncredited)
Gladden James ... Detective (uncredited)

Eddy Waller ... Car Rental Dealer (uncredited)
E. Alyn Warren ... Detective (uncredited)

Directed by
Jacques Tourneur 
Produced by
Jack Chertok .... producer

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Also Known As:
"Crime Does Not Pay No. 19: Think It Over" - USA (series title)
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USA:19 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)


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Good Story With A Famous Director, 13 November 2013
Author: GManfred from Ramsey, NJ

This is, after all, an episode of Crime Does Not Pay, so I wonder why MGM thought they needed a director of Tourneur's stature for such a pedestrian piece. It is just a straight story of an arson-for-profit gang who burn stores facing bankruptcy for a cut of the insurance money. True to the theme of the series, the inevitable happens to prove its point.

Of course, the main point of interest is in spotting cast members with familiar faces, and this one does not disappoint. On hand are Don "Red" Barry, Dwight Frye and Frank Orth in a prominent role, who is instantly recognizable as, say, the bartender in numerous films.

"Think It Over" is good, representative entry. The story takes a melodramatic turn towards the end to a predictable outcome. It is just long enough at twenty minutes and avoids making a pest of itself.

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