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Fear (1946)





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In this suspenseful low-budget but fairly well-wrought adaptation of Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment, a destitute medical student in dire need of tuition money desperately sells everything he owns to a dishonest professor. When the student's scholarship is suddenly taken from him, he flies into a rage and kills the professor, whom he feels is somehow responsible for his situation. His life seems to improve thereafter. First he falls in love with a beautiful woman and then gets a small fortune for publishing his writing in an academic journal. This impresses his former college and he gets his scholarship back. Things continue to go well for the young man. Unfortunately for him, the police are hot on his trail and things look bleak until a sudden psychological twist in the story changes everything.

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Peter Cookson
as Larry Crain
Warren William
as Capt. Burke
Nestor Paiva
as Schaefer
Francis Pierlot
as Prof. Morton Stanley
Almira Sessions
as Mrs. Williams
Ken Broeker
as Uniformed Officer
Dewey Robinson
as Bartender
Jack Richardson
as Pedestrian
Winnie Nard
as Pedestrian
Phyllis Ayres
as Pedestrian
Hy Jason
as Pedestrian
Chester Conklin
as Switchman
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Mildly satisfying but certainly not on a par with Dostoyevsky.

November 15, 2004 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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