Scarlet Street

United States, 1945

Film
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Lang’s darkest American film is a twisted moral tale that benefits from Edward G Robinson’s fine performance as a company man who is driven to embezzlement as a result of his passion for a scheming vixen. Lang’s impeccable shadowed visions and the air of slovenly decadence with which he surrounds the woman and her secret lover, plus the raw force of the bitter ending, set this apart from the subsequent tales of seduction by a femme fatale. Also stars Joan Bennett and Dan Durea. Based on the play La chienne by George de la Fouchardiere and previously filmed by Jean Renoir.

Credits

production company

Universal Pictures

producer

Walter Wanger

director
Duration

01:43:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1945

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

300503

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Adaptations

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers → Film noir

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Prostitution

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Seduction

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Literature → French literature - Film and video adaptations

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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