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Coffins on Wheels (1941)

Approved | | Crime, Short, Drama | 7 June 1941 (USA)
Unscrupulous car dealers foist faulty and dangerous cars on an unsuspecting public.

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(as Joe Newman)

Writers:

(original story), (screenplay)
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Billy Phillips
Tommy Baker ...
Tommy Phillips (as Tom Baker)
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Police Lieutenant
Cy Kendall ...
Nick the Used Car Dealer
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Storyline

Tommy is a teenager, excited about buying his first car. The car looks terrific, but the owner of the used-car lot, Nick, is actually a racketeer who sells dangerously unfit cars to unsuspecting buyers. When the brakes fail on one of the cars Nick sold, tragedy ensues and the police are called in to prove that Crime Does Not Pay. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Crime | Short | Drama

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Release Date:

7 June 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Crime Does Not Pay No. 35: Coffins on Wheels  »

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Runtime:

(TCM print)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Color:

(Sepiatone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Connections

Edited into Mr. Blabbermouth! (1942) See more »

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Fight 'Em
(uncredited)
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
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Predictable short of the "Crime does not pay" series
26 May 2003 | by (Alexandria, Virginia) – See all my reviews

This is a predictable short of the "Crime Does Not Pay" series. No surprises, but it does hold one's interest for the 15-20 minutes of the film. It also provides an historical perspective for our current consumer protection laws. This short is broadcast occasionally on TCM.


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