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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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One of the Best 'Crime Does Not Pay' Shorts See more (6 total) »


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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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One of the Best 'Crime Does Not Pay' Shorts, 3 January 2014
Author: utgard14 from USA

MGM's Crime Does Not Pay series of shorts was pretty good. This one stars a young and very pretty Marsha Hunt. Marsha plays Jane Taylor, a single woman who enters a clinic to give birth. The clinic preys on women who want to give birth discreetly. They trick them into signing away their rights, then sell the babies to couples looking to adopt. Hunt is terrific and is a prime example of why these MGM short films were so good. Quality actors played in these shorts. The two evil doctors were played by veteran actors C. Henry Gordon and Granville Bates. Both are excellent in their slimy parts. This is pretty realistic and gritty subject matter to see in a short from 1940. Especially from a studio known more for glamour than grit.

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