Crime and Punishment (1935 American film)
|Crime and Punishment|
Film still with Tala Birell and Douglass Dumbrille
|Directed by||Josef von Sternberg|
|Produced by||B.P. Schulberg|
|Written by||Joseph Anthony
Mrs Patrick Campbell
|Editing by||Richard Cahoon|
|Release date(s)||22 November 1935 (USA)|
|Running time||88 min.|
Crime and Punishment is a 1935 film directed by Josef von Sternberg for Columbia Pictures. The screenplay was adapted by Joseph Anthony and S.K. Lauren from Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel of the same title. The film stars Peter Lorre in the lead role of Raskolnikov (here name Roderick instead of Rodion).
Von Sternberg, who was contractually obliged to make the film, disliked it, later writing that is was "no more related to the true text of the novel than the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Gower is related to the Russian environment."
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