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Purity Squad (1945)

Passed | | Crime, Short | 3 November 1945 (USA)
This entry in the Crime Does Not Pay series focuses on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's effort to ensure that drugs are fully tested before they are sold to consumers. Two ... See full summary »

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Harold F. Kress (as Harold Kress)

Writer:

Charles F. Royal (as Charles Francis Royal)
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Byron Foulger ... Dr. Laren aka Dr. Dibson
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This entry in the Crime Does Not Pay series focuses on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's effort to ensure that drugs are fully tested before they are sold to consumers. Two unscrupulous investors market the drug 'Diabulin' as a substitute for insulin after preliminary tests show good results. After a short time, however, users start dying from the drug. The FDA and the state attorney general's office then go after the drug marketers. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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Crime | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crime Does Not Pay No. 47: Purity Squad See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Crime Does Not Pay
27 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Purity Squad (1945)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

45th film in MGM's "Crime Does Not Pay" series looks at the FDA and their attempts to break a drug company from selling a pill to diabetics, which is suppose to be better than insulin but no tests have been done on it. This episode here really packs a nice little punch due to some very good performances and a couple great villains. This was one of the last from the series and the production values have fallen quite a bit from when the series started but the film still packs a nice little punch.


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