Theater: New Plays in Manhattan: Feb. 4, 1935

Crime and Punishment (adapted by Victor Trivas & Georg Schdanoff; Wolfson & Sherry, producers). Fyodor Dostoievsky's solemn sermon to the effect that murder will out has been dramatized before and will doubtless be dramatized again. This particular adaptation of the Russian narrative is no less sombre than its predecessors. As Raskolnikoff, the impoverished student who murders a woman pawnbroker with the mad idea that money stolen from her will right a number of wrongs, Morgan Farley is about as wretched a figure as "Ma" Lester, the itinerant dustbin of Tobacco Road. Actor...

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