Scarlet Street
Scarlet Street Downloadable Video - 1945

Reuniting the principals (stars Robinson and Bennett, director Lang) from the previous year's "The Woman in the Window," this is a bleak, claustrophobic film noir that involves a decent, but foolish man, a femme fatale and her scuzzy boyfriend. Lang takes guilt and obsession to darker places than Hitchcock often did. Robinson is very good in a rather pathetic role, but it lacks Lang's usual visual style and strong atmosphere. Incredibly dark, feel bad ending.

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