DVD/Blu-Ray News #162: The Woman In The Window (1944).

Directed by Fritz Lang
Starring Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Raymond Massey, Edmund Breon, Dan Duryea

After seeing Man Hunt (1941) in high school, I figured that if Fritz Lang did it, it was in my best interest to watch it. One of the first movies I tracked down after this realization was The Woman In The Window (1944). It proved my theory.

Mild-mannered professor Edward G. Robinson sees a painting in a store window, then notices that the beautiful woman in the painting (Joan Bennett) is standing next to him. One thing leads to another, and before you know it, Robinson is in a helluva mess and Lang has you completely tangled up in knots.

Kino Lorber is bringing this noir-y masterpiece to Blu-Ray in June. Highly, highly recommended.

2 Comments

Filed under Dan Duryea, DVD/Blu-ray News, Fritz Lang, Kino Lorber

2 responses to “DVD/Blu-Ray News #162: The Woman In The Window (1944).

  1. I like Scarlet Street (same director and cast trio of Robinson, Bennett, and Duryea) even better, and recommend them highly as a double bill. I also read that Robinson hated being in both films because he didn’t like playing the fool/dupe.

    Like

    • Scarlet Street IS terrific. Whatever he thinks of em, Robinson did a good job of playing an oddball variation on the Hitchcock/Stewart everyman.

      Robinson must’ve preferred playing the super smart Nazi hunter in The Stranger.

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s