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Release Date:
28 October 1939 (USA) See more »
In this Crime Does Not Pay series entry, John Jones is an up and coming businessman who drinks too much but denies he has a problem... See more » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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Dated and melodramatic, it makes its' point nonetheless See more (5 total) »


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Dick Purcell ... John Jones
Jo Ann Sayers ... Mrs. Jones
Richard Lane ... Rick
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Granville Bates ... Mr. Jenks (uncredited)
Edgar Dearing ... Second Cop (uncredited)

John Dilson ... Doctor (uncredited)
Sarah Edwards ... Motorist (uncredited)
Harrison Greene ... Refrigerator Customer (uncredited)
Robert Middlemass ... Inspector Doyle (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ... First Cop (uncredited)
William Tannen ... Ambulance Driver (uncredited)
Phillip Trent ... MGM Crime Reporter (uncredited)

Eddy Waller ... Slow Driving Motorist (uncredited)

Directed by
David Miller 
Writing credits
Karl Kamb (story)

Karl Kamb (screenplay)

Produced by
Jack Chertok .... producer
Cinematography by
Paul Vogel 
Film Editing by
Albert Akst 
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Crime Does Not Pay No. 25: Drunk Driving" - USA (series title)
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22 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Dated and melodramatic, it makes its' point nonetheless, 30 August 2001

This short, nominated for an Oscar, has a dated feeling to it and the melodramatic tne common to the CRime Does Not Pay series of shorts, but for all that does have a point and makes it: the operation of heavy machinery while drunk is most unwise and can prove to be very costly. This runs on Turner Classic Movies as filler between films and almost certainly airs in March as part of the 31 Days of Oscar they do annualy. Worth watching.

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