Crime of Passion
Crime of Passion (1957)

Married to a low-level police detective (Sterling Hayden), a domineering newspaper columnist (Barbara Stanwyck) decides to cheat and steal her way to the top by increasing her husband's chances for promotion.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 9, 1957
DVD Release Date: December 2, 2003
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Dan Callahan
Slant Magazine

This overlooked, subversive movie has a strong feminist message and an even stronger Stanwyck performance.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A so-so noir melodrama, that can't overcome its limited script.

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Stella Dallas
proto-feminist noir with a fantastic stanwyck performance. an ambitious reporter falls for a cop and moves to the suburbs, which soon become her worst nightmare… More
Michael Gildea
Considering the cast, Crime of Passion should've been so much better. A melodramatic attempt at film noir during its death throes Stanwyck plays a driven… More
Aj V
I really liked this movie, Stanwyck was the perfect choice. The only problem is that you can see where the movie is heading pretty quick.
Stephen Earnest
Like other forgettable noirs from the 50s, "Crime of Passion" is annoyingly underacted and has a humdrum script. It's well-made and not terribly… More
jay nixon
Barbara wraps this one up with gusto. Hayden is his usual lump of inertia but Missy pushes him right out of her way to hit us full boar with her visceral… More