Crime and punishment

United States, 1935

Film
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Directed by Josef Von Sternberg this is the first English language version of Dostoyevsky’s novel of obsession, murder and guilt. Peter Lorre stars as the criminology student turned murderer and Edward Arnold as the detective who breaks him. This is an example of Hollywood tackling the great Russian epic and achieving it with style.

Credits

director

Josef von Sternberg

production company

Columbia

Language

English

Duration

01:24:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

39396

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Adaptations

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Literature → Literature

Literature → Russian literature - Film and video adaptations

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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