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Mr. Brown and his racketeer buddies, calling their company "Best Selections", come up with a scheme to bilk those already seemingly desperate for money of what little they have. The scheme has two main components: they print and circulate a list of horse racing winners making it look like they've predicted the winners, and they, with a list of bank loan applicants in hand, telephone these people telling them of a sure bet. Seeing after the fact in the racing forms that the sure bet did in fact win the races, these loan applicants, desperate for money, will then go to the Best Selections office to make a subsequent bet through their bookies, who in reality are fakes. Mr. Brown's associates give them a name of a horse certain to lose, and the bet is made with the fake bookie. One of those targeted is Bill Allen, who can't afford the medical bills racking up for his pregnant wife, Mary Allen. Another victim is Charles Adams, a mechanic who just wants to make a little money. Charles' ...Written by
Racketeers get a mailing list of people who owe money and are desperate to make dough fast. They call them up with tips on horse races -- each horse gets touted to different bettors. Some will win and be hooked, but discover that Crime Does Not Pay.
After a start covering rackets like protection, this long-running MGM short subject series settled into various swindles, usually examples of long and short confidence games that ended in violence -- something that the high-toned con artist tried to avoid. This one was called The Tip Sheet and relied on the fact that in a race with seven horses, one was going to win, so with a large list of suckers, you can convince one seventh of them that you could predict a winner; it's mass-marketing racetrack touts.
Usually swindler like this tried to avoid violence, but violence is highly cinematic, and every knew this series was violent, so give 'em what they want and what they expect.
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