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« #15 : November 20, 2017, 01:42:34 AM »

I adore The Woman in the Window, even the ending (which has been heavily criticized).

I think that maybe when I tried to watch Scarlet Street a couple of times, I found myself comparing it to The Woman in the Window. Not sure.

Personally, I think that James Cagney played a better gangster than Bogart and Robinson did.

Style of talking? Yup, there were certain styles of speech which were done by all gangster characters during that time, and other styles of speech which cop characters did in the forties, etc. That was fashionable back then.

By the way, I really enjoyed House of Strangers, too.

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« #16 : November 20, 2017, 04:53:59 AM »

The Woman in the Window is comparably visually drabber than Scarlet Street it has that obviously fake studio "forest" set at one point, and it has the BS ending.

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« #17 : November 22, 2017, 11:47:41 PM »

I like the visuals in The Woman in the Window (shadows, isolated street, etc).

I understand the complaints about the ending, but the story is told before that ending happens, so I'm fine with it.

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« #18 : March 02, 2018, 03:15:38 AM »

I've just seen this for the second time. I enjoyed it the first time and I appreciated so much more on the second viewing.

All the lead players are good. I especially liked it when Joan Bennett lies on a lounger in a Mae West-type pose. She gets painter Edward G. to paint her toenails for her. She drawls "They'll be masterpieces." This is definitely my favourite Fritz Lang film that I've seen to date.

I agree with the rating. 9/10 from me also.


« #19 : March 02, 2018, 06:40:11 PM »

A fantastic movie.  A GREAT movie.  One of Robinson's best...

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