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Howard Dimsdale (original story)
Howard Dimsdale (screenplay)
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Release Date:
7 June 1941 (USA) See more »
Unscrupulous car dealers foist faulty and dangerous cars on an unsuspecting public. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Crime Didn't Pay Then Either See more (7 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Darryl Hickman ... Billy Phillips
Tommy Baker ... Tommy Phillips (as Tom Baker)
Allan Lane ... Police Lieutenant
Cy Kendall ... Nick the Used Car Dealer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Walter Baldwin ... Mr. Martin - Car Buyer (uncredited)

Barbara Bedford ... First Nurse, at Desk (uncredited)
Margaret Bert ... Mother in Waiting Room (uncredited)
Wade Boteler ... Tommy's Father (uncredited)
Helen Brown ... Billy & Tommy's Mother, Mrs. Phillips (uncredited)
John Butler ... Man Selling Wrecked Car (uncredited)
Naomi Childers ... Second Nurse, in Room (uncredited)
John Gallaudet ... Williams the Salesman (uncredited)
Roy Gordon ... Commissioner Blake (uncredited)
Edward Hearn ... Father in Waiting Room (uncredited)
Louis Jean Heydt ... Detective (uncredited)
William Lally ... Cop (uncredited)
George Lessey ... Narrator (uncredited)
Cliff Lyons ... Trucker (uncredited)
James Millican ... Police Detective (uncredited)
Larry Nunn ... Bob - Tommy's Pal (uncredited)
Steve Pendleton ... Younger Police Mechanic (uncredited)
Frank Richards ... Loopy the Mechanic (uncredited)
Emmett Vogan ... Older Police Mechanic (uncredited)
Duke York ... Flagman (uncredited)

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

Howard Dimsdale (screenplay)

Produced by
Jack Chertok .... producer
Cinematography by
Jackson Rose 
Film Editing by
Adrienne Fazan 
Art Direction by
Richard Duce 
Music Department
Daniele Amfitheatrof .... composer: title music (uncredited)
William Axt .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
David Snell .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Also Known As:
"Crime Does Not Pay No. 35: Coffins on Wheels" - USA (series title)
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17 min (TCM print)
Black and White (Sepiatone)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Crime Didn't Pay Then Either, 25 February 2008
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Coffins on Wheels (1941)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Entry in MGM's 'Crime Does Not Pay' series talks about used car salesmen who sell lemons to buyer who don't know any better. The ending here is predictable but that doesn't take away from the entertainment level. I think this is one of the best short series out there and this is another winning film. The movie certainly holds your interest from start to finish with some nice drama and serving justice.

Turner Classic Movies show these films quite often so if you're interested then keep your eyes open.

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