Crimes and Misdemeanors

1989 | USA | PG-13 | 104 min.


Old Town Playhouse Wed, Jul 31, 2019 3:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Special Screening
Release Year:1989
Runtime:104 min.
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Woody Allen
Produced by:Robert Greenhut
Screenwriter:Woody Allen
Cinematography:Sven Nykvist
Editing By:Susan E. Morse
Cast:Martin Landau
Woody Allen
Bill Bernstein


As Hollywood legend has it, Woody Allen’s Annie Hall was originally supposed to be a murder mystery, but the murder plot was eventually cut in favor of just focusing on the relationship in the film. Twelve years later, Allen finally got around to making his murder film, and it became one of his most enduring classics. The ideas Allen first explored here—which involve a wealthy man overcome with guilt after murdering his mistress to hide his infidelity—proved fruitful, and he returned to them several times over the years (most notably with 2005's acclaimed Match Point). But Crimes and Misdemeanors is still unsurpassed. With an all-star cast including Alan Alda, Mia Farrow, Anjelica Huston, Martin Landau, and Jerry Orbach, this three-time Oscar nominee remains a must-see. This special screening is $5.