The Pay Off (1930)

65 mins | Melodrama | 15 October 1930

Director:

Lowell Sherman

Cinematographer:

J. Roy Hunt

Editor:

Rose Smith

Production Designer:

Max Rée

Production Company:

RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
16 Nov 1930.
---
New York Times
10 Nov 1930
p. 16.
Variety
12 Nov 1930
p. 32.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOUND
Rec eng
DETAILS
Release Date:
15 October 1930
Copyright Claimant:
RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
15 October 1930
Copyright Number:
LP1677
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA Photophone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
65
Length(in feet):
6,930
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Annabelle and Tommy, engaged to be married, are robbed by a gang of thieves headed by Gene Fenmore. Tommy recognizes Rocky, a younger member of the gang, and with Annabelle attempts to rob Rocky and some of his cohorts; however, they are foiled, and Fenmore decides to give them jobs working for him. Against Fenmore's orders, Rocky induces Tommy and Annabelle to join them in a holdup; Rocky kills a shopowner, and the young couple are caught and arrested for the crime. In order to clear them, Fenmore confesses to having planned the robbery, then brings Rocky to task for his ruse; in the ensuing melee, Rocky is killed and Fenmore's gang turns against ... +


Annabelle and Tommy, engaged to be married, are robbed by a gang of thieves headed by Gene Fenmore. Tommy recognizes Rocky, a younger member of the gang, and with Annabelle attempts to rob Rocky and some of his cohorts; however, they are foiled, and Fenmore decides to give them jobs working for him. Against Fenmore's orders, Rocky induces Tommy and Annabelle to join them in a holdup; Rocky kills a shopowner, and the young couple are caught and arrested for the crime. In order to clear them, Fenmore confesses to having planned the robbery, then brings Rocky to task for his ruse; in the ensuing melee, Rocky is killed and Fenmore's gang turns against him. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Crime


Subject
Subject (Major):

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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