Crime and Punishment (1935 American film)

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Crime and Punishment
Tala Birell-Douglass Dumbrille in Crime and Punishment.jpg
Film still with Tala Birell and Douglass Dumbrille
Directed by Josef von Sternberg
Produced by B.P. Schulberg
Written by Joseph Anthony
S.K. Lauren
Based on Crime and Punishment
1866 novel
by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Starring Peter Lorre
Edward Arnold
Marian Marsh
Tala Birell
Gene Lockhart
Mrs Patrick Campbell
Music by R.H. Bassett
Louis Silvers
Cinematography Lucien Ballard
Edited by Richard Cahoon
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • November 22, 1935 (1935-11-22) (U.S.)
Running time
88 min.
Country United States
Language English

Crime and Punishment is a 1935 film directed by Josef von Sternberg for Columbia Pictures.[1] 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 named Roderick instead of Rodion).

Von Sternberg, who was contractually obliged to make the film, disliked it, later writing that it 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."[2]

The Library of Congress holds a print.[3]



  1. ^ The AFI Catalog of Feature Films:Crime and Punishment
  2. ^ IMDB trivia
  3. ^ Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artist Collection at The Library of Congress p.37 c.1978 by American Film Institute

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