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Hit-and-Run Driver (1935)

A man runs over a young couple on a deserted road, then leaves the scene and tries to cover up the incident.


Edward L. Cahn (as Edward Cahn)


Robert Lees (original story), Frederic I. Rinaldo (original story) (as Fred Rinaldo) | 2 more credits »


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Uncredited cast:
Sam Flint ... Judge (uncredited)
William Gould ... Police Sergeant (uncredited)
Jonathan Hale ... Captain James (uncredited)
Irene Hervey ... Eleanor Spears (uncredited)
Howard Hickman ... Dr. Flynn (uncredited)
Cy Kendall ... Frankie (uncredited)
Carl Stockdale ... Detective Al Squires (uncredited)
William Tannen ... Jim, MGM Reporter (uncredited)
George Walcott ... George Lambert (uncredited)
Morgan Wallace ... Detective Sanderson (uncredited)


A man runs over a young couple on a deserted road, then leaves the scene and tries to cover up the incident.

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Short | Crime | Drama


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Release Date:

28 December 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crime Does Not Pay Series No. 5: 'Hit and Run Driver' See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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[first lines]
Jim, MGM Reporter: Ladies and gentlemen, as the MGM reporter it has been my job to bring to you accounts of criminal cases proving indisputably that crime does not pay. Today my message is more urgent than ever. For a new menace is sweeping the country, causing more deaths than America suffered during the entire World War. Thirty-seven thousand were killed and approximately one million injured last year alone. From all over the country come reports of violent deaths, horrible mutilation. No one is ...
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Actually entertaining
14 March 2004 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

Part of MGM's "Crime Does Not Pay" series of the 1940s--they were all short films (about 20-25 minutes) showing crimes and how the criminal was brought to justice by police work. This one, obviously, deals with a hit and run driver. Driving drunk one night he accidentally hits two people and drives off leaving them to die. There are no witnesses and the two victims are in comas. We see very quickly, yet realistically, how the police gather enough evidence to identify the man and get him. Well-done on no budget with some very good acting from a no name cast. Worth seeing. You'll probably only see this between movies on TCM but it's worth catching. They have a great print and it's very interesting.

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