History Film / TheWomanInTheWindow

3rd Jun '16 10:41:10 AM Mdumas43073
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Creator/FritzLang's 1944 FilmNoir, one of the [[TropeMaker first films]] to be so called. Richard Wanley (Creator/EdwardGRobinson), a married, middle-aged psychology professor whose wife and children are away for the summer, falls in lust with a provocative portrait of a young woman. One evening the portrait's model, a budding FemmeFatale named Alice Reed (Creator/JoanBennett), catches him ogling it and invites him up to her apartment. The two are interrupted by her boyfriend, who tries to strangle Richard, and Richard kills him in self defense. Now the two must try to quietly dispose of the body to avoid scandal, but are hampered by their lack of trust for each other. Complications include Richard's friend Frank (Raymomd Massey), a district attorney who investigates the man's disappearance, and a crooked ex-cop (Dan Duryea) scheming to blackmail them both.

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Creator/FritzLang's 1944 FilmNoir, one of the [[TropeMaker first films]] to be so called. called.

Richard Wanley (Creator/EdwardGRobinson), a married, middle-aged psychology professor whose wife and children are away for the summer, falls in lust with a provocative portrait of a young woman. One evening the portrait's model, a budding FemmeFatale named Alice Reed (Creator/JoanBennett), catches him ogling it and invites him up to her apartment. The two are interrupted by her boyfriend, who tries to strangle Richard, and Richard kills him in self defense. Now the two must try to quietly dispose of the body to avoid scandal, but are hampered by their lack of trust for each other. Complications include Richard's friend Frank (Raymomd (Raymond Massey), a district attorney who investigates the man's disappearance, and a crooked ex-cop (Dan Duryea) scheming to blackmail them both.
3rd Jun '16 10:40:27 AM Mdumas43073
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Creator/FritzLang's 1944 FilmNoir, one of the [[TropeMaker first films]] to be so called. Richard Wanley (Creator/EdwardGRobinson), a married, middle-aged psychology professor whose wife and children are away for the summer, falls in lust with a provocative portrait of a young woman. One evening the portrait's model, a budding FemmeFatale named Alice Reed (Creator/JoanBennett), catches him ogling it and invites him up to her apartment. The two are interrupted by her boyfriend, who tries to strangle Richard, and Richard kills him in self defense. Now the two must try to quietly dispose of the body to avoid scandal, but are hampered by their lack of trust for each other. Complications include Richard's friend, a district attorney who investigates the man's disappearance, and a third party scheming to blackmail them both.

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Creator/FritzLang's 1944 FilmNoir, one of the [[TropeMaker first films]] to be so called. Richard Wanley (Creator/EdwardGRobinson), a married, middle-aged psychology professor whose wife and children are away for the summer, falls in lust with a provocative portrait of a young woman. One evening the portrait's model, a budding FemmeFatale named Alice Reed (Creator/JoanBennett), catches him ogling it and invites him up to her apartment. The two are interrupted by her boyfriend, who tries to strangle Richard, and Richard kills him in self defense. Now the two must try to quietly dispose of the body to avoid scandal, but are hampered by their lack of trust for each other. Complications include Richard's friend, friend Frank (Raymomd Massey), a district attorney who investigates the man's disappearance, and a third party crooked ex-cop (Dan Duryea) scheming to blackmail them both.
23rd Apr '16 10:18:17 PM JulianLapostat
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Creator/FritzLang's 1944 FilmNoir, one of the [[TropeMaker first films]] to be so called. Richard Wanley (Creator/EdwardGRobinson), a married, middle-aged psychology professor whose wife and children are away for the summer, falls in lust with a provocative portrait of a young woman. One evening the portrait's model, a budding FemmeFatale named Alice Reed (Joan Bennett), catches him ogling it and invites him up to her apartment. The two are interrupted by her boyfriend, who tries to strangle Richard, and Richard kills him in self defense. Now the two must try to quietly dispose of the body to avoid scandal, but are hampered by their lack of trust for each other. Complications include Richard's friend, a district attorney who investigates the man's disappearance, and a third party scheming to blackmail them both.

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Creator/FritzLang's 1944 FilmNoir, one of the [[TropeMaker first films]] to be so called. Richard Wanley (Creator/EdwardGRobinson), a married, middle-aged psychology professor whose wife and children are away for the summer, falls in lust with a provocative portrait of a young woman. One evening the portrait's model, a budding FemmeFatale named Alice Reed (Joan Bennett), (Creator/JoanBennett), catches him ogling it and invites him up to her apartment. The two are interrupted by her boyfriend, who tries to strangle Richard, and Richard kills him in self defense. Now the two must try to quietly dispose of the body to avoid scandal, but are hampered by their lack of trust for each other. Complications include Richard's friend, a district attorney who investigates the man's disappearance, and a third party scheming to blackmail them both.
9th Feb '16 4:18:26 PM jamespolk
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Creator/FritzLang's 1944 FilmNoir, one of the [[TropeMaker first films]] to be so called. Richard Wanley (Edward G. Robinson), a married, middle-aged psychology professor whose wife and children are away for the summer, falls in lust with a provocative portrait of a young woman. One evening the portrait's model, a budding FemmeFatale named Alice Reed (Joan Bennett), catches him ogling it and invites him up to her apartment. The two are interrupted by her boyfriend, who tries to strangle Richard, and Richard kills him in self defense. Now the two must try to quietly dispose of the body to avoid scandal, but are hampered by their lack of trust for each other. Complications include Richard's friend, a district attorney who investigates the man's disappearance, and a third party scheming to blackmail them both.

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Creator/FritzLang's 1944 FilmNoir, one of the [[TropeMaker first films]] to be so called. Richard Wanley (Edward G. Robinson), (Creator/EdwardGRobinson), a married, middle-aged psychology professor whose wife and children are away for the summer, falls in lust with a provocative portrait of a young woman. One evening the portrait's model, a budding FemmeFatale named Alice Reed (Joan Bennett), catches him ogling it and invites him up to her apartment. The two are interrupted by her boyfriend, who tries to strangle Richard, and Richard kills him in self defense. Now the two must try to quietly dispose of the body to avoid scandal, but are hampered by their lack of trust for each other. Complications include Richard's friend, a district attorney who investigates the man's disappearance, and a third party scheming to blackmail them both.
9th Jul '15 6:23:44 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* ButYouWereThereAndYouAndYou: After waking up, Richard recognizes two acquaintances as the victim and the blackmailer.

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* ButYouWereThereAndYouAndYou: After waking up, Richard recognizes two acquaintances as several employees from the victim and the blackmailer.club as main characters from his dream.
22nd Jun '14 9:27:53 AM gallium
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* InCameraEffects: For the scene where Richard wakes up, Lang did not use any dissolve or other kind of cut. Instead, this was done by focusing in tightly on Edward G. Robinson's face, while the tearaway clothes he was wearing were pulled off and the set behind him was changed, all in a matter of seconds.


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* PracticalEffects: For the scene where Richard wakes up, Lang did not use any dissolve or other kind of cut. Instead, this was done by focusing in tightly on Edward G. Robinson's face, while the tearaway clothes he was wearing were pulled off and the set behind him was changed, all in a matter of seconds.
22nd Jun '14 9:24:49 AM gallium
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* InCameraEffects: For the scene where Richard wakes up, Lang did not use any dissolve or other kind of cut. Instead, this was done by focusing in tightly on Edward G. Robinson's face, while the tearaway clothes he was wearing were pulled off and the set behind him was changed, all in a matter of seconds.
22nd Jun '14 7:29:33 AM gallium
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* TheCameo: That's George "Spanky" [=McFarland=] from ''Film/TheLittleRascals'' as the Boy Scout in the newsreel who talks about finding the body.
22nd Jun '14 7:27:08 AM gallium
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* {{Fanservice}}: An extaordinary example for a movie released in 1944. Alice takes Richard home and takes off her wrap, revealing that she is wearing a see-through blouse underneath. Joan Bennett spends the next 20 minutes or so of the movie quasi-topless, with her breasts visible in every closeup. In 1944.

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* {{Fanservice}}: An extaordinary extraordinary example for a movie released in 1944. Alice takes Richard home and takes off her wrap, revealing that she is wearing a see-through blouse underneath. Joan Bennett spends the next 20 minutes or so of the movie quasi-topless, with her breasts visible in every closeup. In 1944.
22nd Jun '14 7:12:39 AM gallium
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See also ''Film/ScarletStreet'', the SpiritualSuccessor to this film, made one year later with the same director and same cast and a similar story.



* SpiritualSuccessor: ''Film/ScarletStreet'', another noir made the following year with the same director and lead cast.
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