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Christopher Cross (Edward G. Robinson) is a dissatisfied middle aged cashier in a loveless marriage who does painting on the side. Enter femme fatale Katherine 'Kitty' March (Joan Bennett) and her sleazy boyfriend Johnny Prince (Dan Duryea) who seek to swindle money from old Chris by Kitty pretending she's in love with him. Their money swindling antics get a little wacky when they start selling Chris's paintings and there's an implausible twist where Chris's wife's dead husband shows up. But Edward G. Robinson plays it wonderfully pathetic and Joan Bennett is very nasty. Well directed by Fritz Lang, it's a dark film noir that certainly doesn't end well for our protagonist. Banned in Milwaukee upon its release!
Scarlet Street is a 1945 American Crime film noir directed by Fritz Lang. Two criminals take advantage of a middle-age painter in order to steal his artwork. The film is based on the French novel La Chienne ("The Bitch") by Georges de La Fouchardiere, that previously had been dramatized on stage by Andre Mouezy-eon, and cinematically as La Chienne (1931) by director Jean Renoir.
The principal actors Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett and Dan Duryea had earlier appeared together in The Woman in the Window (1944) also directed by Fritz Lang.
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Copyright Info: This movie is in the public domain and is legally available for free on YouTube.