Jack Pot (1940)

Approved   |    |  Crime, Drama, Short


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An entry in MGM's Crime Does Not Pay series, which deals with illegal gambling and illegal bookmaking.


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30 January 2015 | tavm
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| Jack Pot is a pretty good Crime Does Not Pay short.
Just watched this Crime Does Not Pay short from M-G-M on the I Love You Again DVD. This one concerns the illegal profit of slot machines displayed in various places where unsuspecting customers don't know how they're getting ripped off. An owner of a dry cleaning business, however, doesn't want one and gets in trouble as a result. I'll stop there and just say this was quite an interesting short, if not a very exciting one. Since there's no music score, silence is effectively used in some scenes. So on that note, Jack Pot is worth a look. P.S. Among the players is future Ward Cleaver from the TV show "Leave It To Beaver", Hugh Beaumont. He plays a mechanic.

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