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Jack Pot (1940)

 -  Crime | Drama | Short  -  9 March 1940 (USA)
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An entry in MGM's Crime Does Not Pay series, which deals with illegal gambling and illegal bookmaking.

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Tom Neal ...
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Ann Morriss ...
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Rocky Fallon
Jean Rouverol ...
Ruth, Frank's Sweetheart
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An entry in MGM's Crime Does Not Pay series, which deals with illegal gambling and illegal bookmaking.

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Crime | Drama | Short

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9 March 1940 (USA)  »

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Crime Does Not Pay No. 28: Jack Pot  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Rocky Fallon: [referring to a well-dressed man who has entered the casino] Hmmm... Steer him to the big table. Let him win five thousand.
Gambling Club Manager: [rhetorically] Hmmm... Why didn't I go in for politics?
Rocky Fallon: [chuckles]
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The second time around for Tom Neal...
20 November 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Like all the other Crime Does Not Pay films I have seen, it begins with a fake public official addressing the audience. These folks were very convincing and are introduced as a judge or prosecutor or some other public official and you assume that's who they are since they are not listed in the credits, but MGM used actors in these roles!

This is the second film in the series that stars Tom Neal. Like the other one, he's a good guy out to stop crime--quite a bit different from his IMDb biography, by the way. He is a shopkeeper who is approached by a mobster and told he must place a slot machine in his business OR ELSE! Well, he's not having any part of it and goes to the police. However, and this is VERY unusual for the series, the town's political machine is corrupt and soon the mobster is released from custody. So, Neal does what any clear-thinking citizen would do--take on the mob all by himself! What's next? See the film.

This is a rather average film from the Crime Does Not Pay series--and this is NOT bad, as the films generally were well-acted and exciting and this one is no different. Not outstanding but still quite good.


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