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Carl Dudley (original story and screenplay)
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Release Date:
27 January 1940 (USA) See more »
This entry in MGM's "Crime Does Not Pay" series deals with the efforts of the Secret Service to detect counterfeit money and prosecute those responsible for such crimes. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Noel Madison ... Dominic

Dennis Moore ... Secret Service Agent Evans
Charles D. Brown ... George D. Waldron
William Edmunds ... Samuel 'The Dutchman' Welker

John Wray ... Bowers, the Printer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ernie Alexander ... Taxicab Driver (uncredited)
Wade Boteler ... Police Sergeant (uncredited)
Egon Brecher ... Samuels, the Druggist (uncredited)
John Butler ... Johnson (uncredited)
Nat Carr ... Bank Teller (uncredited)

John Dilson ... Bank Teller (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... Police Squad Car Driver (archive footage) (uncredited)
Edward Hearn ... Walters (uncredited)
Roger Moore ... Taxicab Driver (uncredited)
Adrian Morris ... Joe (uncredited)
Frank Orth ... Tobacconist (uncredited)
Tom Quinn ... Secret Service Agent (uncredited)
Carl Stockdale ... Secret Service Agent (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ... Cop (uncredited)
Emmett Vogan ... Welsh, Lab Technician (uncredited)
Charles Wagenheim ... Brand, the Printer (uncredited)
E. Alyn Warren ... Pawnbroker (uncredited)
Josephine Whittell ... Mrs. Dudley (uncredited)

Directed by
Joseph M. Newman  (as Joe Newman)
Writing credits
Carl Dudley (original story and screenplay)

Produced by
Jack Chertok .... producer (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Paul Vogel 
Film Editing by
Adrienne Fazan 
Art Direction by
Elmer Sheeley 
Music Department
Wally Heglin .... orchestrator (uncredited)
David Snell .... composer: title music (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Crime Does Not Pay No. 27: Know Your Money" - USA (series title)
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20 min
Black and White (Sepiatone)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)


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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Quite a good short, 26 March 2007
Author: mskdm20 from Texas

This was a short (20 min) that was played today on TCM in between movies.

It starts out with an officer telling the viewers that the short that is about to be played is a dramatized version of a counterfeiter in action.

The short then tells a story about a gang of counterfeiters and how they make their money and pass it on to unsuspected people.

I thought it was quite good, for the time. Kinda sappy at times, but all in all it brought a good message to the 1940s public, "Crime doesn't pay."

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