Crime and Punishment

Synopsis: Roderick Raskolnikov, a brilliant criminology student and writer, becomes embittered by poverty and his inability to support his family. When he sees a desperate prostitute, Sonya, degraded by a vicious pawnbroker, Raskolnikov, a proponent of the idea that some people are imbued with such intelligence that the law cannot be applied to them as to other people, decides to rid the world of the pawnbroker and thus save his family and Sonya as well from the fate poverty forces on them. When Porphiry, the police detective investigating the murder, encounters Raskolnikov, he finds a man nearly crippled by the guilt and paranoia his deed has burdened him with. But Raskolnikov clings with as much coldness and calculation as he can muster to his guiding idea, that some crimes ought not to be punished.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director(s): Josef von Sternberg
Production: B.P. Schulberg Productions
88 min

than you are.

What's the matter?

Didn't you get paid for the article?

I did, and the money came in handy.

Antonia lost her position,

and I sent it home.

That's just like you!

The first money you've earned in years.

I had to.

Tony and Mother will be here next week.

Roderick, now don't be offended.

Listen, if they're coming here, you can't

receive them the way you're living.

They'll be terribly upset.

You've got to let me lend you some money.

I'm just an ordinary sort of fellow,

Roderick. But you, you're a genius.

Some day when you're famous,

I'll be proud that I'd helped.

I don't want help from you or anybody.

It's nearly 7:

I've some important business to attend to.

See you some other time.



Oh, it's you.

Who's this? One of your gentlemen friends?

- No.

- What have you got this time?

Where did you steal this?

You say that about everything I bring here.

Why shouldn't I? Look who brings them.

- It's been in our family a long time.

- What do you want for this?

It's inlaid with mother-of-pearl,

and the stones are garnets.

Garnets, eh?

It's worth at least a hundred rubles,

and I thought I could get 20 for it.

So it's been in your family a long time!

If you look on the first page, you'll see

my name was written down when I was born,

and my little brother and sister

are marked down there, too.

- How long since you looked inside of it?

- I read it every night.

You read the Bible every night?

You oughtn't to be allowed to touch it.

- I'll give you eight rubles for it.

- I'll take the eight rubles.

Wait a minute. The inlay's coming loose.

There's another stone missing.

I'll give you six. Take it or leave it.

- What have you got?

- A watch.

I'll take the six.

The less you give me, the easier it will be

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Joseph Anthony

Joseph Anthony (May 24, 1912 – January 20, 1993) was an American playwright, actor, and director. He made his film acting debut in the 1934 film Hat, Coat, and Glove and his theatrical acting debut in a 1935 production of Mary of Scotland. On five occasions he was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Direction. more…

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