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In this Americanized retelling of Dostoevsky' Crime and Punishment, a medical student--broke, hungry and desperate for money--murders a loan shark to whom he owes money. After the killing, he's tormented by guilt over what he's done. A... See more »

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Larry Crain
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Police Capt. Burke
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Eileen Stevens / Cathy
Francis Pierlot ...
Prof. Stanley
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Detective Shaefer
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Ben
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Mrs. Williams
William Moss ...
Al
Harry Clay ...
Student
Johnny Strong ...
Student
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House Painter
Charles Calvert ...
Doc
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Phyllis Ayres ...
Pedestrian (uncredited)
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Narrator of Edited Version (uncredited) (voice)
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Uniformed Officer (uncredited)
Fairfax Burger ...
Magician (uncredited)
James Conaty ...
Man in Police Station (uncredited)
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Railroad Switchman (uncredited)
Bubbles Hecht ...
Blonde (uncredited)
Hy Jason ...
Pedestrian (uncredited)
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Tailor (uncredited)
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Blonde Student (uncredited)
Pat McKee ...
Secondary Bartender at Sea Hawk (uncredited)
Winnie Nard ...
Pedestrian (uncredited)
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Primary Bartender at Sea Hawk (uncredited)
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Pedestrian (uncredited)
Cedric Stevens ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Policeman (uncredited)
Lee 'Lasses' White ...
Janitor (uncredited)

Directed by

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Alfred Zeisler

Written by

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Dennis J. Cooper ... (original screenplay) (as Dennis Cooper) &
Alfred Zeisler ... (original screenplay)
 
Fyodor Dostoevsky ... (novel "Crime and Punishment") (uncredited)

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Lindsley Parsons ... producer

Cinematography by

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Jackson Rose

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Ace Herman

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Frank Paul Sylos ... (as F. Paul Sylos)

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Vin Taylor
Charles S. Thompson ... (as Charles Thompson)

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Clarence Bricker ... unit manager
Glenn Cook ... production manager

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Clarence Bricker ... assistant director (uncredited)

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Tom Lambert ... sound recordist

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Robert Clark ... special effects (uncredited)

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John M. Lee ... chief electrician

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Edward J. Kay ... musical director

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Dave Milton ... technical director
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Plot Summary

In this Americanized retelling of Dostoevsky' Crime and Punishment, a medical student--broke, hungry and desperate for money--murders a loan shark to whom he owes money. After the killing, he's tormented by guilt over what he's done. A police captain, who's convinced the student committed the crime but can't prove it for lack of evidence, plays on the young man's guilt in order to get him to confess to the crime. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Also Known As
  • Black Tower (United States)
  • Suspense (United States)
  • Frayeur (France)
  • O Temor (Brazil)
  • Culpable (Mexico)
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  • 68 min
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Trivia Retitled and edited/cut to less than thirty minute, after having been previously telecast as a feature film, this was resold to television in the early 1950s as part of a syndicated half-hour mystery show. See more »
Goofs After Larry Crain kills the professor, he goes to the door when he hears the two students outside, and the chain latch is closed. He then returns to the desk to retrieve the ash tray, and, when he goes back to the door to go out, the chain latch is now open. See more »
Movie Connections Version of Crime and Punishment (1917). See more »

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