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Donald's Crime is a Donald Duck short released 29 June 1945.

Summary

While eagerly awaiting a date with Daisy, Donald Duck suddenly realizes he doesn't have any money. He spies Huey, Duey, and Louie's piggy bank and, following a brief battle with his conscience, he takes it. After sending the nephews to bed, he breaks open the bank, takes the money (totaling $1.25), and goes out to have a fun time with Daisy at a local dance club.

When Donald drops Daisy off at her house, she kisses him and calls him a "big shot." Donald feels proud as he starts to walk home, but he soon begins to feel guilty. His conscience calls him a gangster and reminds him that bank robbery is a federal crime. Donald starts to imagine that federal agents are chasing him and he begins to run. His visions become more nightmarish and desperate. At last Donald corners himself in a dark alley and believes he is in jail. He frantically grabs the bars of a door window and shakes it. A sign falls off and hits him in the head. It's a 'help wanted' sign, and Donald discovers the door is the service entrance of an all night cafe.

Donald works through the night and earns enough money to pay back his nephews, except when he returns the money to the piggy bank, he accidentally returns $1.30 of the original $1.25. When the nephews wake up, they see Donald trying to take a nickel from the piggy bank and begin to complain. Donald's conscience reminds him, "You see, chum? Crime doesn't pay."