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Crime Without Passion (1934)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 30 August 1934 (USA)
Prominent lawyer shoots unfaithful girlfriend during quarrel, has to establish alibi.
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Claude Rains ... Lee Gentry
Margo ... Carmen Brown
Whitney Bourne ... Katy Costello
Stanley Ridges ... Eddie White
Leslie Adams Leslie Adams ... State's Attorney O'Brien
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Prominent lawyer shoots unfaithful girlfriend during quarrel, has to establish alibi.

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He had tired of her - and for that he was sorry! He was tied to her - and for that he hated her!

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Crime | Drama

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USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

30 August 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crime Sem Paixão See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Wide Range)

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1.37 : 1
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Brief review/insight
15 November 1998 | by boris-26See all my reviews

One of the first indie features. Made by writers Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur (Of "The Front Page""Twentieth Century" fame at the Paramount Astoria Studios outside of NYC. (Rumor has it the filmmakers had poster a sign- "Screw Adoplh Zukor" on the studio door. Zukor was then head of Paramount!) Film begins with a wild montage of near nude furies soaring over Manhattan and attacking various sinners. It's a scene that will floor you, and keep you glued to the screen! Then we go to the center of the story, attorney Lee Gentry (a superb Claude Rains), a womanizing, authority hating egomaniac. During an argument with his mistress, singer Carman Brown (Margo) Gentry accidentally fires a gun at Carman. Thinking her dead, he builds up an alibi. Torn by the fear that he might get caught by a legal system he belittles, he goes deeper into insanity and crime. I won't say what happens, but those furies get the last laugh. Obviously a small budget was used here, but this is fantastic film-making. Don't miss!


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