Dennis Nordell joins the police force with a long-range goal; use the knowledge he gains to pursue a career of undetected crime. Camouflaged by his uniform and badge, he pulls of a number ...
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This short is in the "Crime Does Not Pay" series. Charlie Vurn is always looking for the 'big score.' He bets on the horses and owes his bookie. At work, he 'borrows' from his accounts. ... See full summary »
Par of the Warner Brothers Sports Parade series, this short film chronicles the attempt by a group of men to navigate the Colorado river through the Grand Canyon to Lake Mead. Led by Norman... See full summary »
Edwin E. Olsen
Edwin E. Olsen
Dennis Nordell joins the police force with a long-range goal; use the knowledge he gains to pursue a career of undetected crime. Camouflaged by his uniform and badge, he pulls of a number of seemingly foolproof crimes, but is eventually trapped by an overlooked bit of evidence too small to be seen. Written by
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The weight of the green wax sample is stated to be "one-one thousandth of a milligram." A scale with this accuracy, if one even existed in 1945, would have cost well-beyond the means of a police station's budget. The statement likely should have been either "one-one thousandth of a gram" or "one milligram." See more »
Considering the background checks that are done now for rookies to enter the police academy like my nephew had done on him a couple of years ago I think the plot of A Gun In His Hand would be unrealistic today. At a minimum someone with computer hacking skills would have to be in on the scheme.
Tom Trout goes to the police academy to learn police methods, the better to pull off robberies. For a while he has a good thing going, but he has to murder one of his fellow officers who recognizes him at the scene of a warehouse robbery.
I won't say more but to nail him good and proper Inspector Richard Gaines really sets him up with one elaborate con.
A Gun In His Hand won an Oscar nomination for Best Short Subject and you'll recognize such character players as Anthony Caruso, Ray Teal, and Arthur Space in the cast. A worthy entry in the MGM Crime Does Not Pay series.
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