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That's a lot of dough, so don't fall in the bay.
Don't worry. It's as safe as it was in a bank.
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These Warner Vitaphone shorts seemed to be hastily put together crime stories involving Dr. Crabtree (DONALD MEEK) and Inspector Carr (JOHN HAMILTON) and the doctor's ability to seize upon small clues and make sense of them.
The story is poorly paced within its 22 minute time frame. The dialog is flat, the direction uninspired, and the way in which Dr. Crabtree deducts the truth is totally unbelievable.
This one is about some diamond jewel thieves aboard ship enroute to New York. RAY COLLINS plays one of the crime partners who is murdered. Crabtree is able to pin the murder on the correct suspect by means which are highly suspect.
Very dated, very poorly produced and even a good character actor like Donald Meek is unable to be convincing.
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