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Crime and Punishment (1935) was a Drama - Crime Film directed by Josef von Sternberg and produced by B.P. Schulberg.

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By Dan Day Jr. on Sep 21, 2015 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

One of the latest additions to my movie collection is a DVD of 1935's CRIME AND PUNISHMENT, starring Peter Lorre and directed by Josef von Sternberg. I had never seen this film--in fact, I don't ever remember it being shown on TV within my knowledge--but I just couldn't pass up a movie that teams Pe... Read full article

Crime and Punishment (1935)

By Beatrice on May 28, 2013 From Flickers in Time

Crime and Punishment Directed by Josef von Sternberg 1935/USA B.P. Schulberg Productions for Columbia Pictures Corporation First viewing I loved this film, a loose adaptation of the Dostoyevsky novel. ?Raskolnikov (Peter Lorre) graduates with highest honors from university and makes his mother and... Read full article

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Roderick Raskolnikov: [Looking down at the water] I wonder how many poor devils have found an answer to their questions down there. If only the dead could ever come back.
Sonya: They can!
[goes inside to fetch a book, returns]
Sonya: Remember the Raising of Lazarus?
Roderick Raskolnikov: [Takes Bible, turns it over and hands it back] Are you happy to have your Bible back?
Sonya: [excited] Would you like me to read you the Raising of Lazarus?
Roderick Raskolnikov: [They go inside] I can't understand you Sonya, how can you continue living like this?
Sonya: I believe in God.
Roderick Raskolnikov: What have you or I to hope for out of life?
Sonya: Don't take away my faith - I need it.
Roderick Raskolnikov: Don't take away my un-belief - I need that!

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Josef von Sternberg was contractually obligated to make this film, and he disliked it, saying in his autobiography that it was "no more related to the true text of the novel than the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Gower is related to the Russian environment."
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