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28 November 1942 (USA) See more »
An FBI agent goes undercover to investigate the sabotage of American cargo ships. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Jim Davis ... Joseph Cummins (as James Davis)

Ian Keith ... FBI Director Sinclair
George Travell ... Rucca
Frederick Worlock ... Hugo Stregel
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fred Aldrich ... Dock Worker (uncredited)

Stanley Andrews ... Mitchell (uncredited)

Hugh Beaumont ... FBI Chemist (uncredited)
Joseph E. Bernard ... Business Man (uncredited)
Margaret Bert ... Screaming Woman (uncredited)
Mark Daniels ... MGM Crime Reporter (uncredited)
James Dime ... Barfly / Henchman (uncredited)
Ralph Dunn ... Vic, Stregel's Thug (uncredited)

Byron Foulger ... Pelly, Stregel's Henchman (uncredited)

Fred Graham ... Policeman (uncredited)
Ivan Miller ... Captain Lundgren (uncredited)
Dick Rich ... Vic Torrielli (uncredited)

Dick Simmons ... Agent Walsh - Sinclaire's Aide (uncredited)
Lou Smith ... Henchman (uncredited)
Edwin Stanley ... Arnold M. Bishop (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ... Seaman (uncredited)
Elliott Sullivan ... Bartender (uncredited)
William Tannen ... Doctor (uncredited)

Ian Wolfe ... Gruning, Stregel's Henchman (uncredited)

Directed by
Basil Wrangell 
Produced by
Jack Chertok .... producer

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Also Known As:
"Crime Does Not Pay No. 38: Keep 'Em Sailing" - USA (series title)
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USA:20 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)


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Sabotage!, 24 October 2012
Author: boblipton from New York City

MGM's "Crime Does Not Pay" series goes to war -- in this case, telling the story of the recruitment of a dissatisfied mariner and the elaborate -- and foiled -- plot to blow up a ship called "The Caramel" with chocolate.

By this point, the series had turned a bit stolid and neat in its execution, although it remained topical. The latter may not be an asset to the modern, casual audience. The dialogue is often spoken mechanically, but given that a movie like this could be a short B feature at another studio, the tendency to rush a bit can be forgiven.

Look for a very young Hugh Beaumont in a very brief bit as a chemist.

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