Scarlet Street

78
  • NR
  • Genre(s): Drama Thriller
  • Release year: 1945
  • Running time: 103 min
Robinson portrays a middle-aged clothing store cashier whose life is tragically changed when he becomes involved with Kitty (Joan Bennett), a predatory manipulating woman. He is a quiet and mild-mannered man, but his wife is a total shrew and so his... read more
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Robinson portrays a middle-aged clothing store cashier whose life is tragically changed when he becomes involved with Kitty (Joan Bennett), a predatory manipulating woman. He is a quiet and mild-mannered man, but his wife is a total shrew and so his chance meeting with Kitty leaves him easy prey for her schemes, which pull him deeper and deeper into a world of crime and deception. Events take an unexpected turn and the ending is one of those neat twists that go against the usual formula. This was a controversial film in its day and was banned for some time, probably because of the eventual fate of Robinson's character. One of those moody, darkly shadowed dramas at which Lang excels. A remake of Jean Renoir's La Chienne, adapted by Dudley Nichols.

Original Release

12/25/1945

US Release

12/25/1945

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Cast

Edward G. Robinson Christopher Cross
Joan Bennett Katharine 'Kitty' March
Dan Duryea Johnny Prince
Margaret Lindsay Millie Ray
Rosalind Ivan Adele Cross
Jess Barker Damon Janeway / David Janeway
Charles Kemper Homer Higgins / Patch-eye Higgins
Anita Sharp-Bolster Mrs. Michaels
Samuel S. Hinds Charles Pringle
Vladimir Sokoloff Pop LeJon
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Fritz Lang

Writers

Georges de La Fouchardière, Dudley Nichols, André Mouézy-Éon

Cast

Edward G. Robinson Christopher Cross
Joan Bennett Katharine 'Kitty' March
Dan Duryea Johnny Prince
Margaret Lindsay Millie Ray
Rosalind Ivan Adele Cross
Jess Barker Damon Janeway / David Janeway
Charles Kemper Homer Higgins / Patch-eye Higgins
Anita Sharp-Bolster Mrs. Michaels
Samuel S. Hinds Charles Pringle
Vladimir Sokoloff Pop LeJon
Arthur Loft Dellarowe
Russell Hicks J.J. Hogarth
Richard Abbott Critic at Gallery
Rodney Bell Barney
Richard Cramer Principal Keeper
Dick Curtis Detective
Tom Daly Penny - Bartender
Edgar Dearing Policeman
Joe Devlin Joe Williams, Morning World
Tom Dillon Policeman

Producers

Walter Wanger Executive Producer
Fritz Lang Producer

Editors

Arthur Hilton

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