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14 September 1935 (USA) See more »
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How police interrogation cracks the "airtight" alibi of a criminal. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Edward Norris ... Joe Rinelli / Leo Rinelli
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Granville Bates ... Hopkins, Theatre Manager (uncredited)
Al Bridge ... Chief Inspector August Wilmer (uncredited)
Eddie Dunn ... Detective (uncredited)
Inez Palange ... Rinelli's Mother (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ... Detective (uncredited)
Harry Semels ... Rinelli's Father (uncredited)
John Sheehan ... Mackaye's Older Assistant (uncredited)
William Tannen ... Mackaye's Younger Assistant (uncredited)
Charles Trowbridge ... Inspector Charles Mackaye (uncredited)
Clarence Wilson ... Epstein, Rinelli's Lawyer (uncredited)
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Directed by
George B. Seitz 
 
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Marty Brooks  story
Richard Goldstone 

Produced by
Jack Chertok .... producer
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Crime Does Not Pay No. 2: Alibi Racket" - USA (series title)
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USA:18 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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Solid and entertaining., 3 July 2013
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

During the 1930s and 40s, MGM made a string of "Crime Does Not Pay" shorts--all of which illustrate excellent police work and serve to convince viewers that crooks ultimately WILL get caught. It's interesting, but these films usually showed a lot more realistic police procedures than the regular movies at the various studios (many full-length films portrayed the cops as idiots). In addition, they tell great stories that even when seen today are quite satisfying.

The film is told through a flashback. The story begins with a mobster being killed--and the most logical killer is a fellow mobster. However, this suspect has a seemingly air-tight alibi--one in which it appears he went to great lengths to establish where he was and when. But, thanks to nice work by the police, they are able to prove exactly how the guy was able to be at one place while killing another at a different location. Very enjoyable and well-written.

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