A construction site is vandalized, the result of which is the building has collapsed and a nearby tunnel flooded. The contractor, the J.Z. Wray Construction Company which is the largest construction company in the city, is potentially ruined by this mishap as it's not the first time one of Wray's buildings under construction has collapsed. The chief building inspector, telling Wray he believes it just shoddy work on Wray's part, tells Wray he's going to investigate regardless. However, the building inspector is in cahoots with the vandals' leader, the notorious racketeer Zuto, who is out to take over Wray's business first by becoming his unknown silent partner. Zuto plans on using second rate materials and get city business through the connections with the building inspector. When some of Wray's now fired men, including his former chief foreman named Cooper, and some legitimate building inspectors learn of the shoddy work now at Wray construction sites - the shoddy work secretly ...
5 February 1938 (USA)
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Crime Does Not Pay No. 14: What Price Safety!
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MGM Crime Reporter
Once again as the MGM Crime Reporter, it is my privilege to bring to you another episode in our 'Crime Does Not Pay' series. May I present Mr. Wallace Doherty, District Attorney of a metropolitan county.
Wallace Doherty - District Attorney
I'm going to show you the inner workings of a very dangerous racket, one that might destroy the life of anyone in this audience. For obvious reasons, I will have to use fictitious names for persons, buildings, and companies. Let me show you what happened in our city.
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