Buried Loot, 1935, Is Playing on TCM on September 4 (USA)

September is a good month for Robert Taylor movies in the USA. 9 films will be playing on Turner Classic Movies

“Buried Loot,” 1935, is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Saturday September 4 at 11:30 a.m. 

“Buried Loot” was the first in a series of quarterly MGM short subjects called Crime Does Not Pay. The series ran until 1947.  None of the actors were credited.  After “Buried Loot” the movie-going public began to ask who the handsome young leading actor was.  The Astudio noticed the volume of letters and realized that they had a hot property on their hands.  Robert Taylor’s career took off from there with such films as Magnificent Obsession (1935) and Camille (1936).

In “Buried Loot,” a young bank clerk embezzles $200,000 then confesses to his boss.  He is sent to prison but not before burying the money to enjoy after his release.  A cellmate talks the clerk into escaping.  I won’t spoil it by telling the rest.

A DVD set of the whole Crime Does Not Pay series is available from Warner Archive and other online retailers.

James Ellison and Robert Taylor in “Buried Loot.”

About giraffe44

I became a Robert Taylor fan at the age of 15 when his TV show, "The Detectives" premiered. My mother wanted to watch it because she remembered Mr. Taylor from the thirties. I took one look and that was it. I spent the rest of my high school career watching Robert Taylor movies on late night TV, buying photos of him, making scrapbooks and being a typical teenager. College, marriage and career intervened. I remember being sad when Mr. Taylor died. I mailed two huge scrapbooks to Ursula Thiess. I hope she got them. Time passed, retirement, moving to Florida. Then in 2012 my husband Fred pointed that there were two Robert Taylor movies that evening on Turner Classic Movies--"Ivanhoe" and "Quentin Durward." I watched both and it happened all over again. I started this blog both for fans and for people who didn't know about Robert Taylor. As the blog passes 200,000 views I'm delighted that so many people have come by and hope it will help preserve the legacy of this fine actor and equally good man.
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