PETER LORRE CAN BE NASTY
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
This filmization of Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment stars Peter Lorre as sociopath and Edward Arnold as humanist detective Porfiry. Lorre believes he can commit the perfect crime and murders an old man. His conscience soon begins to destroy him however, and the detective in charge of the case is determined to wring a confession out of him.
LAND OF DOOMED MEN
Undercover government agent Mark Sheldon (Robert Wilcox) agrees to be "framed" on a murder charge so he can be sent to prison. With his criminal "credentials" established, Sheldon is paroled to work in a mine on an isolated Pacific island owned by Stephen Danel (Peter Lorre). The government wants to learn if, as rumored, Danel mistreats his workers.
Once on the island, Sheldon quickly finds himself subjected to the harsh conditions of a slave-labor camp. He also meets Danel's beautiful young wife, Lorraine (Rochelle Hudson), who -- despite her jewels and stylish wardrobe -- is every bit as much a prisoner as the men sweating in the mine. Once Danel discovers Sheldon's true identity, the agent must work quickly to save his own life and to free the captives.