About the film
Crime without Passion
Release Date: August 30, 1934
|Production Companies||:||Hecht-MacArthur Productions, Paramount|
|Director||:||Ben Hecht, Lee Garmes, Charles MacArthur|
|Producers||:||Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur, Arthur Rosson|
|Writers||:||Ben Hecht, Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur, James L. Shute|
Caddish lawyer Lee Gentry is going out with Katy Costello, but carrying on an affair with dancer Carmen Brown. When he wants to end the dalliance with Carmen, she is so distraught that she becomes suicidal. Seizing the gun from Carmen, he accidentally shoots her, and thinking she's dead, concocts a series of increasingly outlandish alibis to cover his tracks under the guidance of a ghostly apparition that is his alter ego.