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Crime Takes a Holiday (1938)

Approved | | Action, Crime, Drama | 5 October 1938 (USA)
Following the murder of a policeman and unable to get proof against the real killer, District attorney Walter Forbes takes a novel approach to get there. He induces an ex-convict to stand ... See full summary »

Director:

Lewis D. Collins

Writers:

Henry Altimus (original story), Jefferson Parker (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jack Holt ... Walter Forbes
Marcia Ralston ... Margaret 'Pegqy' Stone
Russell Hopton ... Jerry Clayton
Douglass Dumbrille ... J.J. Grant
Arthur Hohl ... Joe Whitehead
Thomas E. Jackson ... Brennan
John Wray ... Howell
William Pawley ... Spike
Paul Fix ... Louie
Harry Woods ... Stoddard
Joseph Crehan ... Gov. Bill Allen
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Following the murder of a policeman and unable to get proof against the real killer, District attorney Walter Forbes takes a novel approach to get there. He induces an ex-convict to stand trial for the killing and gets the set-up conviction he wanted. His purpose is to make the head of the criminal underworld and killer come out into the open, under the impression that because of the conviction of the ex-convict he is no longer in any danger. He then calls the real killer on the telephone, which he has wired to be broadcast over the radio. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Death Takes a Holiday See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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