Scarlet Street (1945)

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  •  (3 out of 5 stars)

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!

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