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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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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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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
One of the Best In This Series, 21 July 2006
Author: David (Handlinghandel) from NY, NY

MGM's "Crime Does Not Pay" shorts are all good. Some are superb. This is one of the very best.

It's directed by Joseph H. Newman, who went on to become one of the most prolific and consistent directors of film noir. Unlike most of the entries, it has a star: Marsha Hunt.

She was a fine actress. Here she is excellent.

She is pregnant and we see her looking in the newspaper for a place for unwed mothers. We see a classified ad being circled. Without giving too much away, the doctors are shady. And the other patients are touching.

Maybe it's just me but I had the sense that one of the girls might have been a victim of incest. The whole thing is very racy for 1940. And it's not at all dated.

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