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The Woman in the Window (1944)

October 11, 2019 <m>(Friday)
AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center
8633 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 (US)
Phone: 301.495.6700

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Special Features: Introduction by Foster Hirsch on Oct 13

75th Anniversary

Gotham College professor Richard Wanley (Edward G. Robinson) becomes obsessed with a woman's portrait in a shop window near his men's club. While admiring the painting, he meets its flesh-and-blood subject (Joan Bennett) and is willingly lured up to her apartment for some champagne. When the woman's boyfriend bursts in and gets the wrong idea, a lethal scuffle ensues, and before you can say "poor sap," Wanley agrees to dump the body and cover up the death. As in SCARLET STREET, Robinson and director Fritz Lang make a great team, with the former perfectly evoking the dangerous pathos of a middle-aged man tempted by youth. (Note courtesy of American Cinematheque.) DIR Fritz Lang; SCR/PROD Nunnally Johnson, from the novel "Once Off Guard" by J. H. Wallis. U.S., 1944, b&w, 107 min. NOT RATED

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