DirectorAlfred Zeisler Music directorEdward J. Kay CountryUnited States
Release dateMarch 2, 1946 (1946-03-02) (United States) Based onCrime and Punishment
by Fyodor Dostoyevsky WriterDennis J. Cooper (original screenplay), Alfred Zeisler (original screenplay) CastPeter Cookson (Larry Crain), Warren William (Police Capt. Burke), Anne Gwynne (Eileen Stevens), Francis Pierlot (Prof. Stanley), Nestor Paiva (Detective Shaefer), James Cardwell (Ben - a Student) ScreenplayAlfred Zeisler, Dennis Cooper Similar moviesThe Gambler, 21, Toy Story 3, Neighbors, Dead Poets Society, Good Will Hunting
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Fear is a 1946 low-budget film noir directed by Alfred Zeisler. The film is considered a loose adaptation of Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment.
A broke medical student in desperate need of tuition money 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 responsible for his situation. His life then begins to improve, but as the student grows more reckless, police suspicion continues to grow.
Peter Cookson as Larry Crain
Warren William as Police Capt. Burke
Anne Gwynne as Eileen Stevens
Francis Pierlot as Prof. Stanley
James Cardwell as Ben
Film historians Alain Silver and Elizabeth Ward give the film a positive review. "This low budget film is hardly pure Dostoevsky, but it has a visual style superior to and more cohesive than the typical Monogram product."