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Scarlet Street (1945) was a Drama - Film Noir Film directed by Fritz Lang and produced by Walter Wanger and Fritz Lang.

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Day 19 of Noirvember: Chris Cross in Scarlet Street (1945)

By shadowsandsatin on Nov 19, 2021 From Shadows and Satin

Today?s Noirvember post shines the spotlight on Christopher Cross in Scarlet Street (1945). WHAT?S SCARLET STREET ABOUT? Based on the novel and play La Chienne, the story focuses on a married, middle-aged cashier who saves a young woman from an attacker in the street, and promptly falls in love with... Read full article


YouTube Noir: Noirvember Day 16: Scarlet Street (1945)

By shadowsandsatin on Nov 16, 2020 From Shadows and Satin

Dan Duryea. Joan Bennett. Edward G. Robinson. Fritz Lang. Talk about a winning combination. They?re the principals who brought to life yet another one of my favorite noirs, Scarlet Street (1945). It?s been in the public domain for so long that I?ll be surprised if anyone?s left who hasn?t seen it ? ... Read full article


A walk down "Scarlet Street" with Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, and Dan Duryea

By Stephen Reginald on Jul 1, 2020 From Classic Movie Man

A walk down "Scarlet Street" with Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, and Dan Duryea Scarlet Street (1945) is a film noir directed by Fritz Lang, produced by Walter Wanger, cinematography by Milton Krasner, and starring Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, and Dan Duryea. With the critical and bo... Read full article


Review: Scarlet Street (1945)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jun 10, 2019 From 4 Star Films

Scarlet Street is an obvious reunion picture bringing together Fritz Lang, Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennet and Dan Duryea among others from the prior year. Dudley Nichols’ story, while taking elements from La Chienne, which had already been made into a film by French master Jean Renoir in 1931... Read full article


DOUBLE BILL #5: Woman in the Window (1944) and Scarlet Street (1945)

By Carol Martinheira on Aug 10, 2017 From The Old Hollywood Garden

DOUBLE BILL #5: Woman in the Window (1944) and Scarlet Street (1945) On August 10, 2017August 10, 2017 By CarolIn Uncategorized For a brief period of time, four of Hollywood?s biggest stars got together and formed one of the most constantly overlooked partnerships in m... Read full article


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Kitty March: How long does it take you to paint a picture?
Christopher Cross: Sometimes a day, sometimes a year. You can't tell. It has to grow.
Kitty March: I never knew paint could grow.
Christopher Cross: Feeling grows. You know, that's the important thing, feeling. You take me. No one ever taught me how to draw, so I just put a line around what I feel when I look at things.
Kitty March: Yeah I see.
Christopher Cross: It's like falling in love I guess. You know... first you see someone, then it keeps growing, until you can't think of anyone else.
Kitty March: That's interesting.
Christopher Cross: The way I think of things, that all art is. Every painting, if it's any good, is a love affair.
Kitty March: I never heard anyone talk like that before.
Christopher Cross: There aren't many people you can talk to this way. So you keep it to yourself. You walk around with everything bottled up.


Johnny Prince: Can't you get those Lazy Legs off that couch, baby?


Christopher Cross: Hey, did you read this?
Adele Cross: Read what?
Christopher Cross: This murder in Queens. A man killed his wife with the window weight, put her body in the trunk, shipped her to California. It says here...
Adele Cross: I've read the paper, thank you. He didn't get away with it, did he? He'll go to the chair, as he should.
Christopher Cross: Yeah, a man hasn't got a chance with these New York detectives.


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Twelve paintings done for the film by John Decker were sent to the Museum of Modern Art in New York City for exhibition in March of 1946.
Is the first of two remakes Fritz Lang made of Jean Renoir's films. While "La Chienne" (1931) inspired "Scarlet Street" (1945), "La BĂȘte Humaine" (1938) inspired "Human Desire" (1954). Notoriously, Renoir disliked both.
Director Fritz Lang and the three of the stars (Edward G. Robinson Joan Bennett and Dan Duryea) also made the similarly themed 'The Woman in the Window (1944)'
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