Crimes and Misdemeanors

Beverly Hills, CA: Orion Pictures Corporation, 1989. Vintage reference photograph of Martin Landau and Woody Allen on the set of the 1989 film.

One of Allen's finest films, a dark drama with comic elements, interweaving two opposing stories. In one, ophthalmologist Judah Rosenthal's (Landau) mistress (Angelica Huston) threatens to reveal their affair unless he leaves his wife Miriam (Claire Bloom). Responding to the threat, his gangster brother Jack (Jerry Orbach) offers to have her killed. In the other, documentary filmmaker Clifford Stern (Allen) is hired by his pompous television producer brother-in-law (Alan Alda) to make a documentary about him and begins to fall in love with producer Halley Reed (Mia Farrow).

Nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actor for Martin Landau.

Set in and shot on location in New York and New Jersey.

10 x 8 inches. Near Fine.

Ebert III. Schrader, Canon Fodder 39.

[Book #150949]