Crimes and Misdemeanors

Synopsis: Judah Rosenthal is an ophthalmologist and a pillar of the community who has a big problem: his mistress Dolores Paley has told him that he is to leave his wife and marry her - as he had promised to do - or she will tell everyone of their affair. When he intercepts a letter Dolores has written to his wife Miriam, he is frantic. He confesses all to his shady brother Jack who assures him that he has friends who can take care of her. Meanwhile, filmmaker Cliff Stern is having his own problems. He's been working on a documentary film for some time but has yet to complete it. He and his wife Wendy have long ago stopped loving one another and are clearly on their way to divorce. He falls in love with Halley Reed who works with a producer, Lester. Cliff soon finds himself making a documentary about Lester and hates every minute of it.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Woody Allen
Production: Orion Pictures Corporation
  Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 16 wins & 21 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
104 min

Well, you're not doing her any favour by

pretending. I'm not gonna be without you.

I'm not gonna let this happen to me

without a fight. I wanna speak to Miriam.

- Dolores, nothing is happening. All right?

- No!

Yes! Now listen to me, please. Just

bear with me. We'll work something out.

Let me get my thoughts together.

Just don't do anything rash.



It's gonna be OK.

Oh, God.

You were gonna throw me aside

like a squeezed lemon!

- Don't dramatise this!

- I've given you the best years of my life

and you were willing to go on and on.

Get out of here.

I know you for what you are.

I'm lucky I found you out.

Those are my clothes!

That was great, wasn't it?

With the tuxedos and the evening gowns.

- Great.

- It was wonderful to live like that.

This is awful. Let me see

if I can get a cab. You stay here.

- Wanna see a movie again tomorrow?

- Sure, Uncle Cliff.


Unless... Maybe we should make it

a museum day. You know?

I promised your father on his deathbed

I'd give you a well-rounded education.

We probably shouldn't go to the movies

every day, just once in a while.

Even though I'd love to. You know?

So while we wait for a cab,

I'll give you your lesson for today. OK?

Your lesson is this: Don't listen

to what your schoolteachers tell you.

Just see what they look like. That's how

you'll know what life is gonna be like.

You heard it here first. I think I see a cab.

If we run quickly, we can kick the crutch

from that old lady and get it.

- I'm back!

- Where were you?

You know. Just out and around.

- You took your niece to the movies again.

- I'm crazy about that kid. She's just great.

My brother's in town. He wants us

to join him for a dinner party tonight.


- Please. You gonna make another scene?

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