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Purity Squad (1945)

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Short | 19 min | Crime, Short

This entry in the Crime Does Not Pay series focuses on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's effort to ensure that drugs are fully tested before they are sold to consumers. Two unscrupulous investors market the drug 'Diabulin' as a ...See moreThis entry in the Crime Does Not Pay series focuses on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's effort to ensure that drugs are fully tested before they are sold to consumers. Two unscrupulous investors market the drug 'Diabulin' as a substitute for insulin after preliminary tests show good results. After a short time, however, users start dying from the drug. The FDA and the state attorney general's office then go after the drug marketers. Written by David Glagovsky See less
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Harold F. Kress (as Harold Kress)
Writer
Charles F. Royal (as Charles Francis Royal)
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Updated Nov 3, 1945

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Nov 3, 1945 (United States)

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Byron Foulger
Dr. Laren aka Dr. Dibson Dr. Laren aka Dr. Dibson   See fewer
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Dick Elliott
Judge Gilmenn Judge Gilmenn   See fewer
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Morris Ankrum
Dr. Adams (uncredited) Dr. Adams (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Bailey
Man at Table in Montage (uncredited) Man at Table in Montage (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul E. Burns
John Billings, Janitor (uncredited) John Billings, Janitor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Earle
Judge (uncredited) Judge (uncredited)   See fewer
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Franklyn Farnum
Radio Station Man in Studio (uncredited) Radio Station Man in Studio (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Fenton
Chester Malton (uncredited) Chester Malton (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Forrest
Dr. Cooper (uncredited) Dr. Cooper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mahlon Hamilton
Diabetic Patient (uncredited) Diabetic Patient (uncredited)   See fewer
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Selmer Jackson
Darles F. Peters (uncredited) Darles F. Peters (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Langton
Mr. Winthrop (uncredited) Mr. Winthrop (uncredited)   See fewer
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Arthur Space
Scientist Jenks (uncredited) Scientist Jenks (uncredited)   See fewer
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Brick Sullivan
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Tannen
Dr. Whitman (uncredited) Dr. Whitman (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.7 / 10 | 63 votes