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Crime & Punishment, USA (1959)

| Drama | 1 May 1959 (USA)
A Californian law student murders a pawnbroker, then matches wits with the detective on the case.

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Debbie Cole
John Harding ...
Fred Swanson
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Rafe
Eve McVeagh ...
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Robert
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A Californian law student murders a pawnbroker, then matches wits with the detective on the case.

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"Is that how you get your Kicks? Out of Killing!" See more »

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The opening aerial shots are of the popular, in the 1960's, and now defunct amusement park in Santa Monica, Pacific Ocean Park (aka POP). See more »

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Remade as Crime and Punishment (2002) See more »

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Serious film for patient viewers
16 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a well written script based on Dostoyevsky's "Crime and Punishment." I think it is essentially a remake of a French film, with Jean Gabin,called "Crime and Punishment," later changed to "The Most Dangerous Sin," made around the same time. At any rate, self- justification, remorse, rationalization, guilt, and Truth are the subjects at hand. Each is handled slowly, without emphasis; the viewer is expected to bring much to the picture. This explains the films lower ratings. Hamilton, as an actor, is weak, others have been reminded of Tony Perkins. He was too handsome, and wasn't smart enough to use make up or a cheap haircut to make himself appear to be the poor student of his role. But, the real star is Frank Silvera, who underplays the cagey Detective, and is a joy to watch in action. He toys with Hamilton, who, unfortunately, just isn't his match (as an actor.) Marian Seldes plays Hamilton's long suffering sister.


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