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Scarlet Street (1949)

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I really enjoyed this one! It's one of the best film noirs I've seen. It was interesting watching Edward G. Robinson play a shy and sensitive man after seeing him in Key Largo. Shows how versatile he can be. It's too bad that it has been shown in terrible quality though.

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I really enjoyed this one! It's one of the best film noirs I've seen. It was interesting watching Edward G. Robinson play a shy and sensitive man after seeing him in Key Largo. Shows how versatile he can be. It's too bad that it has been shown in terrible quality though.

 

Yes,  Scarlet Street is a first rate noir and a very dark film even for a noir.    It also pushed the production code bounties since the Robinson character does get away with murder.      The other two stars Dan Duryea and Joan Bennett and feature in many other fine noir films.

 

As for Robinson,  he was very versatile and is in fine form as all types of characters.  Check out The Whole Town is Talking where he plays two men that look alike, one that is meek and one that is a gangster.      Sadly Robinson was never even nominated for an Academy Award.    

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I really enjoyed this one! It's one of the best film noirs I've seen. It was interesting watching Edward G. Robinson play a shy and sensitive man after seeing him in Key Largo. Shows how versatile he can be. It's too bad that it has been shown in terrible quality though.

 

There's a restored print from the folks at Kino. So if you're looking to purchase it, that's the one to buy.

 

Incidentally the film was produced in 1945, not 1949. The same trio of actors (Robinson, Bennett & Duryea) plus director (Fritz Lang) also made THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Woman_in_the_Window

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