Scarlet Street

Scarlet Street


Original title: Scarlet Street
Production: Fritz Lang Productions; Diana Production Company; Universal Pictures
Country: United States
Director: Fritz Lang
Script: Dudley Nichols
Photography: Milton R. Krasner
Music: Hans J. Salter
Cast: Edward G. Robinson; Joan Bennett; Dan Duryea; Margaret Lindsay
Year: 1945
Duration: 103
Genre: Crime
Color: BW
Original language: English
Languages available: English; Spanish
Subtitles: Spanish
Keywords: Film-noir, cine negro

Synopsis:

 Christopher Cross (Edward G. Robinson) is a lonely man married to a nagging wife. Painting is the only thing that brings him joy. Cross meets Kitty (Joan Bennett) who, believing him to be a famous painter, begins an affair with him. Encouraged by her lover, con man Johnny Prince (Dan Duryea) Kitty persuades Cross to embezzle money from his employer in order to pay for her lavish apartment. In that apartment, happy for the first time in his life, Cross paints Kitty's picture. Johnny then pretends that Kitty painted to portrait, which has won great critical acclaim.

Based on the novel "La chienne" by Georges de La Fouchardière.

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