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Journal of a Crime (1934)

 -  Drama  -  10 March 1934 (USA)
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A wife shoots her husband's mistress. Afterwards, she is tormented by guilt when someone else is blamed for the crime.

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Francoise
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Paul
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Odette
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Cartier (as Douglas Dumbrille)
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Costelli
Henry O'Neill ...
Doctor
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Young Man at Party
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Henri Marcher
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Herr Winterstein
Edward McWade ...
Rigaud
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Florestan
Frank Darien ...
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Clay Clement ...
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Elsa Janssen ...
Frau Winterstein (as Elsa Jansen)
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A wife shoots her husband's mistress. Afterwards, she is tormented by guilt when someone else is blamed for the crime.

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10 March 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Diário de um Crime  »

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The source is credited to a play onscreen, but it is actually a remake of the French film "Une vie perdue (1933)", written by the same author. Perhaps "screen play" was meant, since "screenplay" in the 30's was two separate words. See more »

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Douglass Dumbrille is credited as "Douglas Dumbrille" in the titles. See more »

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I'm confused
22 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was watching this film for the first time today and I could swear I saw the bank robber shoot the actress. I was therefore befuddled when the wife admitted the murder to her husband. Am I crazy? Why did she confess?

Other than for this confusion, I thought the film well acted. Adolphe Menjou is always worth watching - as suave a gentleman as you'll find anywhere. Ruth Chatterton was also admirable, if soft-pedalled most of the time.

Like another commentator, I, too, was pleasantly surprised by the thwarting of the always-annoying Hays Office. I can only guess that Francoise's saving of the child's life near the end was sufficient evidence of goodness to placate the prissy Mr. Hays.


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