The Woman in the Window
First screened in January 2010
Director: Fritz Lang. Cast: Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Raymond Massey, Edmund Breon, Thomas E. Jackson, Dan Duryea, Arthur Loft, Frank Dawson, Dorothy Peterson, Robert Blake, Alec Craig, Joe Devlin, Ralph Dunn, Harry Hayden, George "Spanky" McFarland. Screenplay: Nunnally Johnson (based on the novel Once Off Guard by J.H. Wallis).

Twitter Capsule: Another peak Robinson performance, exploring male longing and insecurity. An apt companion piece to Laura.

VOR:   Doesn't inspire same loyalty in me that Laura does. Prone to Spellbound-y literalisms. But great to see Lang and Robinson go full noir. Welcome idiosyncrasies, too.

Photo © 1944 International Pictures/RKO Radio Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Original Score (Comedy/Drama): Arthur Lange & Hugo Friedhofer

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