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Douglas Foster (screenplay)
Douglas Foster (story)
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Release Date:
24 August 1940 (USA) See more »
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Ralph Morgan ... Peterson
George Cleveland ... John Arnold
Cathy Lewis ... Ruthie (as Catherine Lewis)

George Lessey ... William Bowen, Narrator
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Hugh Beaumont ... Detective (uncredited)

Barbara Bedford ... Bogus Pension Office Employee (uncredited)
Ken Christy ... Martin's Henchman (uncredited)
Jules Cowles ... Man in Audience (uncredited)

John Dilson ... Pension Leader (uncredited)

Edward Earle ... Doctor (uncredited)
William Forrest ... Detective (uncredited)

Selmer Jackson ... Respectable Pension Leader (uncredited)
Milton Kibbee ... Pension Leader (uncredited)
George Lloyd ... Noisy - Martin's Henchman (uncredited)
Robert Middlemass ... Martin (uncredited)
Carl Stockdale ... Pension Leader (uncredited)
Charles Wagenheim ... Carl- Martin's Henchman (uncredited)

Directed by
Sammy Lee 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Douglas Foster  screenplay
Douglas Foster  story

Produced by
Jack Chertok .... producer (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Paul Vogel 
Film Editing by
Albert Akst 
Art Direction by
Richard Duce 
Music Department
Daniele Amfitheatrof .... composer: title music (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Crime Does Not Pay No. 31: Soak the Old" - USA (series title)
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USA:20 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)


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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Crime Does Not Pay, 27 February 2008
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Soak the Old (1940)

*** (out of 4)

31st film in MGM's "Crime Does Not Pay" series takes a look at old people being fooled into joining a fake pension fund raiser, which is being ran by racketeers. This film isn't as good as some of the others that I've seen but it still remains highly entertaining with some nice performances (including Ralph Morgan) and a nice story.

This isn't available on DVD yet but you can catch this film and others in the series on Turner Classic Movies. Other episodes can be found on various Warner DVDs.

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