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Crime Without Passion (1934)




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In this film, famed attorney Claude Rains, incensed that his mistress has been seeing other men, kills the girl -- or at least thinks he does. Rains believes he is "above" such irritations as conscience, and calmly arranges to cover his crime. However, Rains cannot truly escape from himself.

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Claude Rains
as Lee Gentry
as Carmen Brown
Whitney Bourne
as Katy Costello
Stanley Ridges
as Eddie White
Paula Trueman
as Buster Malloy
Leslie Adams
as O'Brien
Esther Dale
as Miss Keeley
Charles Kennedy
as Lt. Norton
Ben Hecht
as Reporter
Helen Hayes
as Woman in Hotel Lobby
Fanny Brice
as Woman Sitting in Lobby
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Critic Reviews for Crime Without Passion

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

Claude Rains, an expert actor, plays the lawyer with much intelligence.

February 23, 2012 | Full Review…

[Crime Without Passion] presents the Hecht-MacArthur writing team in the new role of producer-writers in an attempt, they tell us, to prove that good pictures can be made with a maximum of intelligence in a minimum of time and expense.

February 2, 2021 | Full Review…

Murder from a slightly different angle. With Claude Rains. A handsome and dramatic, if slightly unpleasant, picture.

July 22, 2019 | Full Review…

Crime Without Passion is beautiful and exciting photography -- animated throughout by a direction which shows an intense flair for dramatic value, a definitely superior intelligence.

June 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Dating a high-powered trial lawyer must be nothing short of exhausting, although an exception could be made if they cut as fine a figure as Crime Without Passion star Claude Raines.

March 2, 2019 | Full Review…

Riveting courtroom drama.

August 22, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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