Charles Vurn is always looking for a way for big money the easy way, which in his case usually means gambling. He does so at the possible expense of his job as an insurance salesman - money... See full summary »
The MGM crime reporter introduces Dr. Mallory, health commissioner of a large Midwestern city, he who talks about the dangers pregnant women face by going to clinics that advertise discreet... See full summary »
On New Year's Eve 1946, Sheila Page kills her husband Barney. She wishes that she could relive 1946 and avoid the mistakes that she made throughout the year. Her wish comes true but cheating fate proves more difficult than she anticipated.
This short film portrays the U.S. Department of Immigration's efforts to capture a ring of smugglers who prey on desperate immigrants waiting entry by convincing them they have influence with the Immigration Service if they just pay a fee.
A line from Whitman, "There was a child went forth every day," starts this film: a visit to a farm that's a summer camp and progressive school for exploration and discovery. The children, ... See full summary »
Galileo, an eminent professor and scientist in the 17th century Venetian Republic, is short of money. A prospective student tells him about a novel invention, the telescope, that is being sold in Amsterdam.
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 off 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 »
Tom Trout is a new graduate from the police academy. His future looks bright. He led the class in many of his subjects. He is also a crook. He had a clean record and figured that the best way to plan a crime is to learn how the police investigate one. Can he be on to something, or will he learn, as many a studio audience has, that CRIME DOES NOT PAY?
This short subject was nominated for an Oscar and it's easy to see why in retrospect. It very daringly concerns itself with police malfeasance. It's a common enough complaint these days, but in an era where the gang wars of Prohibition were not far away, the idea that the foot soldier in the fight against crime might be a problem was a shocker. Usually corruption, pay-offs from the hoods spread from the top in the popular mind.
The MGM back lot sure looks darker and more foreboding here than it does in SINGIN' IN THE RAIN.
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