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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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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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Crime Does Not Pay, 13 May 2009
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Know Your Money (1940)

*** (out of 4)

Part of MGM's "Crime Does Not Pay" series, this short takes a look at how the Secret Service makes sure counterfeit money doesn't end up switching hands in America. The film centers on a small group of people passing around fake ten-dollar bills and how the Secret Service eventually catches them. This entry in the series takes great pride in telling us we're actually seeing how counterfeit money is made and passed around. We get a title sequence at the start of the film letting us know what we're watching is real and that adds some fun to the movie. I'm a big fan of this series and this here is yet another worthy entry as it contains some good thrills as well as telling a good story. The performances are all quite good, the direction tight and in the end this is well worth viewing if you're a fan of crime dramas.

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