Crime Without Passion (1934)

Approved   |    |  Crime, Drama


Crime Without Passion (1934) Poster

Prominent lawyer shoots unfaithful girlfriend during quarrel, has to establish alibi.


7.1/10
374

Photos


See all photos

Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Awards

1 win.

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


15 November 1998 | boris-26
Brief review/insight
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!

Critic Reviews


More Like This

Deception

Deception

Strange Illusion

Strange Illusion

The Suspect

The Suspect

Chase a Crooked Shadow

Chase a Crooked Shadow

The Scoundrel

The Scoundrel

Lady with Red Hair

Lady with Red Hair

Dark Command

Dark Command

The Story of Temple Drake

The Story of Temple Drake

Rome Express

Rome Express

The Man in the Iron Mask

The Man in the Iron Mask

Mr. Skeffington

Mr. Skeffington

Mafia

Mafia

Storyline

Plot Summary


Genres

Crime | Drama

How Diego Luna Kept Things Real in "Narcos: Mexico"

The charismatic actor brings his research, his own memories of Mexico, and a nose for authenticity to his performance as Félix Gallardo.

Watch the video

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com