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6.8
/10
117 Ratings

Crime and Punishment

Directed by Josef von Sternberg
United States, 1935
Drama, Crime

Synopsis

Roderick Raskolnikov murders a haggish, old pawnbroker and soon discovers that he hasn’t committed the perfect crime. Inspector Porfiry is on to him and starts a cat and mouse game with Roderick that nearly drives Roderick insane.

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Crime and Punishment Directed by Josef von Sternberg

Critics reviews

Tighter than the messy novel, the resulting film is a procedural in which a large, ominously jolly policeman hounds a tiny egomaniac: a useful lesson in concision.
March 30, 2016
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