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Marty Brooks (story)
Richard Goldstone (screenplay)
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14 September 1935 (USA) See more »
How police interrogation cracks the "airtight" alibi of a criminal. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in alphabetical order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Granville Bates ... Hopkins (uncredited)
Al Bridge ... Chief Inspector August Wilmer (uncredited)
Eddie Dunn ... Detective (uncredited)
Edward Norris ... Joe Rinelli / Leo Rinelli (uncredited)
Inez Palange ... Mrs. Rinelli (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ... Detective (uncredited)
Harry Semels ... Mr. Rinelli (uncredited)
John Sheehan ... Mackaye's Older Assistant (uncredited)
William Tannen ... Mackaye's Younger Assistant (uncredited)
Charles Trowbridge ... Inspector Charles Mackaye (uncredited)
Clarence Wilson ... Epstein (uncredited)

Directed by
George B. Seitz 
Writing credits
Marty Brooks (story)

Richard Goldstone (screenplay)

Produced by
Jack Chertok .... producer (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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

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References Men in White (1934)See more »


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Iron clad alibi, 24 March 2013
Author: Paularoc from United States

A Crime Does Not Pay Series No. 2. A notorious gangster is murdered and the police believe that another gangster, Leo Rinelli, committed the murder. However, there is no hard evidence of this and worse yet, from the police's point of view, is that Rinelli has a cast iron alibi. He was at the movies and can prove it because he was called away to take a telephone call. The police delve deeper and come up with an interesting albeit old hat resolution to the problem. The short is filled with stalwart character actors whose faces will be familiar if not their names. Edward Norris as Rinelli does a great job and it's surprising that he didn't have an even more illustrious career, although he did dozens of movies.

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