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Phantoms, Inc. (1945)

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Short | 17 min | Short, Crime, Drama

This Crime Does Not Pay short subject tells the lesson of how confidence men pray on emotions and insecurities with the story of the mother of a missing soldier who is conned out of her money when seeking comfort from a fake spiritualist.
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Brainerd Duffield (original story) | Edward Bock (screenplay)
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Updated Jun 9, 1945

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Jun 9, 1945 (United States)

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12 cast members
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Dorothy Adams
Dr. Trykel's Associate (uncredited) Dr. Trykel's Associate (uncredited)   See fewer
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Morris Ankrum
Narrator (voice) (uncredited) Narrator (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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King Baggot
Undetermined role (uncredited) Undetermined role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wally Cassell
Philip Murray Kenneson Jr. (uncredited) Philip Murray Kenneson Jr. (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Dunn
Detective Lester (uncredited) Detective Lester (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Hayden
Gus Conklin (uncredited) Gus Conklin (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lloyd Ingraham
High School Principal (uncredited) High School Principal (uncredited)   See fewer
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Howard M. Mitchell
Butcher (uncredited) Butcher (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Reicher
Philip Kenneson Sr. (uncredited) Philip Kenneson Sr. (uncredited)   See fewer
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Arthur Shields
Dr. Rupert Trykel (uncredited) Dr. Rupert Trykel (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ann Shoemaker
Martha Kenneson (uncredited) Martha Kenneson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Crane Whitley
Inspector Becker (uncredited) Inspector Becker (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.6 / 10 | 89 votes