Fear (1946 film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Alfred Zeisler|
|Produced by||Lindsley Parsons|
|Based on||Crime and Punishment
by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
|Music by||Edward J. Kay|
|Edited by||Ace Herman|
|Distributed by||Monogram Pictures Corporation|
A broke medical student in desperate need of tuition money sells everything he owns to a dishonest professor. When the student's scholarship is suddenly taken from him, he flies into a rage and kills the professor, whom he feels is responsible for his situation. His life then begins to improve, but as the student grows more reckless, police suspicion continues to grow.
- Peter Cookson as Larry Crain
- Warren William as Police Capt. Burke
- Anne Gwynne as Eileen Stevens
- Francis Pierlot as Prof. Stanley
- James Cardwell as Ben
Film historians Alain Silver and Elizabeth Ward give the film a positive review. "This low budget film is hardly pure Dostoevsky, but it has a visual style superior to and more cohesive than the typical Monogram product."