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Howard Dimsdale (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
22 June 1940 (USA) See more »
The MGM crime reporter introduces Dr. Mallory, health commissioner of a large Midwestern city, he who... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Marsha Hunt ... Jane Taylor
Jane Drummond ... Alice aka Bunny
Mary Bovard ... Mary Wilson
C. Henry Gordon ... Dr. Mansby, Clinic Administrator
Granville Bates ... Dr. Bates
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Barbara Bedford ... Miss Townsend, Head Nurse (uncredited)
Margaret Bert ... Nurse (uncredited)
Wade Boteler ... Mr. Pelton (uncredited)
Edward Fielding ... Dr. Mallory (uncredited)
William Forrest ... Investigator (uncredited)
Edward Hearn ... Policeman (uncredited)
Wilfred Lucas ... Policeman (uncredited)

Charles Middleton ... Alice's Father (uncredited)

Directed by
Joseph M. Newman  (as Joe Newman)
Writing credits
Howard Dimsdale (original screenplay)

Produced by
Jack Chertok .... producer (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Lester White 
Film Editing by
Adrienne Fazan 
Art Direction by
Richard Duce 
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Crime Does Not Pay No. 29: Women in Hiding" - USA (series title)
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22 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)


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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Crime Does Not Pay, 27 February 2008
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Women in Hiding (1940)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

29th film in MGM's "Crime Does Not Pay" series takes a look at illegal hospitals offering cheap service to expecting mothers who are afraid to go to a real hospital because of shame. These hospitals can lead to the death of the mother, death of the baby and often offer illegal adoptions. This is the third or four film I've seen in the series and all of them have been highly entertaining. The documentary style storyline gets the message across without being overly preachy and the direction is above average for this type of film.

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