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Crime Without Passion (1934)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama, Film-Noir  |  30 August 1934 (USA)
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Prominent lawyer shoots unfaithful girlfriend during quarrel, has to establish alibi.

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Prominent lawyer shoots unfaithful girlfriend during quarrel, has to establish alibi.

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He had tired of her - and for that he was sorry! He was tied to her - and for that he hated her!


Crime | Drama | Film-Noir







Release Date:

30 August 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Crime Sem Paixão  »

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(Western Electric Wide Range)

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1.37 : 1
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According to cinematographer Lee Garmes, "I directed about 60-70 per cent of the picture; we'd start at 9:00 a.m. and some days Hecht [Ben Hecht] was there, some days MacArthur [Charles MacArthur]; they'd start working on the picture at eleven a.m.! So they relied on me. They set the style of how they wanted the dialogue done, and I would direct the whole physical side of it." See more »

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Don't miss the beginning...or the end.
25 April 1999 | by (New England) – See all my reviews

Beginning with an incredible sequence of the furies, this film about a successful attorney who believes he is far superior to the rest of mankind is a tour de force for the amazing Claude Rains. Very much an early 30's film with those wonderful Freudian overtones. (Margo, the dancer who plays Rains' mistress, was married to Eddie Albert, "Green Acres" and is the mother of Edward Albert, "Butterflies are Free".)

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