CRIME AND PUNISHMENT (1935)
Vintage original 10 x 8″ (25 x 20 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Peter Lorre, Edward Arnold, Marian Marsh, Tala Birell, dir: Josef von Sternberg, Columbia. Wonderfully atmospheric character portrait of Peter Lorre as Raskolnikov in this Joseph von Sternberg-directed version of the Dostoyevsky novel. The script updated the story to reflect the bleak years of the Depression. Sternberg was contractually obligated to make the film and he disliked it. Though made on a B-movie budget, it proved to be greatly atmospheric and entertaining.
This portrait of Lorre is coded @C.O Corp. Peter Lorre -46. Light creasing at all four corners, chip to bottom right corner, some soil to blank white margin near bottom left corner, VERY GOOD.
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