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* YourCheatingHeart: Chris is intoxicated when a gorgeous woman starts paying attention to him.

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* ChekhovMIA: Chris is his wife's second husband, and it is mentioned early on that her first husband drowned in the line of duty as a police officer. He turns up later in the film and tries to extort Chris.


The film is in the UsefulNotes/PublicDomain and can be legally viewed for free on [=YouTube=] and most other streaming services.

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The film is in the UsefulNotes/PublicDomain PublicDomain and can be legally viewed for free on [=YouTube=] and most other streaming services.

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The film is in the UsefulNotes/PublicDomain and can be legally viewed for free on [=YouTube=] and most other streaming services.


Robinson plays Chris Cross, a mild mannered bank clerk who is celebrating 25 years of service, but is unhappy with his dead end job, and his shrieking harpy of a wife. The only pleasure he finds in his life is painting, which he does as a hobby. On the way home from his 25th anniversary dinner, Chris sees Kitty March (Bennett) being slapped around by a man, her slimy boyfriend Johnny (Duryea). Chris chases Johnny off and begins to see Kitty socially.

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Robinson plays [[PunnyName Chris Cross, Cross]], a mild mannered mild-mannered bank clerk who is celebrating 25 years of service, but is unhappy with his dead end job, and his shrieking harpy of a wife. The only pleasure he finds in his life is painting, which he does as a hobby. On the way home from his 25th anniversary dinner, Chris sees Kitty March (Bennett) being slapped around by a man, her slimy boyfriend Johnny (Duryea). Chris chases Johnny off and begins to see Kitty socially.


''Scarlet Street'' is a 1945 FilmNoir directed by Creator/FritzLang, starring Creator/EdwardGRobinson, Creator/JoanBennett, and Dan Duryea. Robinson plays Chris Cross, a mild mannered bank clerk who is celebrating 25 years of service, but is unhappy with his dead end job, and his shrieking harpy of a wife. The only pleasure he finds in his life is painting, which he does as a hobby. On the way home from his 25th anniversary dinner, Chris sees Kitty March (Bennett) being slapped around by a man, her slimy boyfriend Johnny (Duryea). Chris chases Johnny off and begins to see Kitty socially.

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''Scarlet Street'' is a 1945 FilmNoir directed by Creator/FritzLang, starring Creator/EdwardGRobinson, Creator/JoanBennett, and Dan Duryea.

Robinson plays Chris Cross, a mild mannered bank clerk who is celebrating 25 years of service, but is unhappy with his dead end job, and his shrieking harpy of a wife. The only pleasure he finds in his life is painting, which he does as a hobby. On the way home from his 25th anniversary dinner, Chris sees Kitty March (Bennett) being slapped around by a man, her slimy boyfriend Johnny (Duryea). Chris chases Johnny off and begins to see Kitty socially.


''Scarlet Street'' was based on a French novel, ''La Chienne,'' ("The Bitch"), which had been previously adapted into a Creator/JeanRenoir movie under that same title in 1931. It reunited Lang, Robinson, Bennett, and Duryea, [[ProductionPosse who had all worked together the year before]] on ''Film/TheWomanInTheWindow.'' It debuted to mixed reviews, but is now recognized as a highlight of Lang's Hollywood career.

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''Scarlet Street'' was based on a French novel, ''La Chienne,'' ("The Bitch"), which had been previously adapted into a Creator/JeanRenoir movie [[Film/LaChienne under that same title title]] in 1931. It reunited Lang, Robinson, Bennett, and Duryea, [[ProductionPosse who had all worked together the year before]] on ''Film/TheWomanInTheWindow.'' It debuted to mixed reviews, but is now recognized as a highlight of Lang's Hollywood career.

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Unfortunately for Chris, Kitty has no interest in him whatsoever, and egged on by Johnny, seeks to bleed him for money. Even more unfortunately for Chris, his comments about painting give Kitty and Johnny the mistaken impression, that he is a rich and famous artist. They set out to squeeze as much money as they can out of Chris, who is now hopelessly in love with Kitty.

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Unfortunately for Chris, Kitty has no interest in him whatsoever, and egged on by Johnny, seeks to bleed him for money. Even more unfortunately for Chris, his comments about painting give Kitty and Johnny the mistaken impression, impression that he is a rich and famous artist. They set out to squeeze as much money as they can out of Chris, who is now hopelessly in love with Kitty.



* AloneInACrowd: The final shot shows a homeless, guilt wracked Chris shuffling down a busy city sidewalk filled with passer-by. Then it cuts to Chris in the same position, with the sidewalk completely deserted.

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* AloneInACrowd: The final shot shows a homeless, guilt wracked guilt-wracked Chris shuffling down a busy city sidewalk filled with passer-by. Then it cuts to Chris in the same position, with the sidewalk completely deserted.


* {{Streetwalker}}: It is pretty strongly implied, but never definitely stated, that Kitty is a prostitute and Johnny is her pimp, and that the confrontation Chris witnessed in the opening scene was Johnny slapping her around for not having earned enough. When Chris takes Kitty to a bar for a drink, he asks her what she does that requires her to be out so late. She says "Guess", and hopelessly naive Chris guesses that she's an actress. She rolls with it. (In the novel and the Renoir film, the woman is explicitly portrayed as a prostitute.)

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* {{Streetwalker}}: It is pretty strongly implied, but never definitely stated, that Kitty is a prostitute and Johnny is her pimp, and that the confrontation Chris witnessed in the opening scene was Johnny slapping her around for not having earned enough. In ''La Chienne'', this subtext is "text". When Chris takes Kitty to a bar for a drink, he asks her what she does that requires her to be out so late. She says "Guess", and hopelessly naive Chris guesses that she's an actress. She rolls with it. (In the novel and the Renoir film, the woman is explicitly portrayed as a prostitute.)


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[[caption-width-right:350:ShowSomeLeg, [[caption-width-right:350:ShesGotLegs, why don't you.]]


''Scarlet Street'' is a 1945 FilmNoir directed by Creator/FritzLang, starring Creator/EdwardGRobinson, Joan Bennett, and Dan Duryea. Robinson plays Chris Cross, a mild mannered bank clerk who is celebrating 25 years of service, but is unhappy with his dead end job, and his shrieking harpy of a wife. The only pleasure he finds in his life is painting, which he does as a hobby. On the way home from his 25th anniversary dinner, Chris sees Kitty March (Bennett) being slapped around by a man, her slimy boyfriend Johnny (Duryea). Chris chases Johnny off and begins to see Kitty socially.

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''Scarlet Street'' is a 1945 FilmNoir directed by Creator/FritzLang, starring Creator/EdwardGRobinson, Joan Bennett, Creator/JoanBennett, and Dan Duryea. Robinson plays Chris Cross, a mild mannered bank clerk who is celebrating 25 years of service, but is unhappy with his dead end job, and his shrieking harpy of a wife. The only pleasure he finds in his life is painting, which he does as a hobby. On the way home from his 25th anniversary dinner, Chris sees Kitty March (Bennett) being slapped around by a man, her slimy boyfriend Johnny (Duryea). Chris chases Johnny off and begins to see Kitty socially.


''Scarlet Street'' is a 1945 FilmNoir directed by Creator/FritzLang, starring Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, and Dan Duryea. Robinson plays Chris Cross, a mild mannered bank clerk who is celebrating 25 years of service, but is unhappy with his dead end job, and his shrieking harpy of a wife. The only pleasure he finds in his life is painting, which he does as a hobby. On the way home from his 25th anniversary dinner, Chris sees Kitty March (Bennett) being slapped around by a man, her slimy boyfriend Johnny (Duryea). Chris chases Johnny off and begins to see Kitty socially.

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''Scarlet Street'' is a 1945 FilmNoir directed by Creator/FritzLang, starring Edward G. Robinson, Creator/EdwardGRobinson, Joan Bennett, and Dan Duryea. Robinson plays Chris Cross, a mild mannered bank clerk who is celebrating 25 years of service, but is unhappy with his dead end job, and his shrieking harpy of a wife. The only pleasure he finds in his life is painting, which he does as a hobby. On the way home from his 25th anniversary dinner, Chris sees Kitty March (Bennett) being slapped around by a man, her slimy boyfriend Johnny (Duryea). Chris chases Johnny off and begins to see Kitty socially.


''Scarlet Street'' is a 1945 FilmNoir directed by Creator/FritzLang and starring Creator/EdwardGRobinson, Joan Bennett, and Dan Duryea. Robinson plays Chris Cross, a mild-mannered bank clerk who is celebrating 25 years of service, but is unhappy with his dead-end job and his shrieking harpy of a wife. The only pleasure he finds in his life is painting, which he does as a hobby. On the way home from his 25th-anniversary dinner, Chris sees Kitty March (Bennett) being slapped around by a man, her slimy boyfriend Johnny (Duryea). Chris chases Johnny off and begins to see Kitty socially.

Unfortunately for Chris, Kitty has no interest in him whatsoever, and, egged on by Johnny, seeks to bleed him for money. Even more unfortunately for Chris, his comments about painting give Kitty and Johnny the mistaken impression that he is a rich and famous artist. They set out to squeeze as much money as they can out of Chris, who is now hopelessly in love with Kitty.

''Scarlet Street'' was based on a French novel, ''La Chienne'', ("The Bitch"), which had been previously adapted into a Creator/JeanRenoir movie under that same title in 1931. It reunited Lang, Robinson, Bennett, and Duryea, [[ProductionPosse who had all worked together the year before]] on ''Film/TheWomanInTheWindow''. It debuted to mixed reviews but is now recognized as a highlight of Lang's Hollywood career.

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''Scarlet Street'' is a 1945 FilmNoir directed by Creator/FritzLang and Creator/FritzLang, starring Creator/EdwardGRobinson, Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, and Dan Duryea. Robinson plays Chris Cross, a mild-mannered mild mannered bank clerk who is celebrating 25 years of service, but is unhappy with his dead-end job dead end job, and his shrieking harpy of a wife. The only pleasure he finds in his life is painting, which he does as a hobby. On the way home from his 25th-anniversary 25th anniversary dinner, Chris sees Kitty March (Bennett) being slapped around by a man, her slimy boyfriend Johnny (Duryea). Chris chases Johnny off and begins to see Kitty socially.

Unfortunately for Chris, Kitty has no interest in him whatsoever, and, and egged on by Johnny, seeks to bleed him for money. Even more unfortunately for Chris, his comments about painting give Kitty and Johnny the mistaken impression impression, that he is a rich and famous artist. They set out to squeeze as much money as they can out of Chris, who is now hopelessly in love with Kitty.

''Scarlet Street'' was based on a French novel, ''La Chienne'', Chienne,'' ("The Bitch"), which had been previously adapted into a Creator/JeanRenoir movie under that same title in 1931. It reunited Lang, Robinson, Bennett, and Duryea, [[ProductionPosse who had all worked together the year before]] on ''Film/TheWomanInTheWindow''. ''Film/TheWomanInTheWindow.'' It debuted to mixed reviews reviews, but is now recognized as a highlight of Lang's Hollywood career.
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* AloneInACrowd: The final shot shows a homeless, guilt-wracked Chris shuffling down a busy city sidewalk filled with passer-by. Then it cuts to Chris in the same position, with the sidewalk completely deserted.

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* AloneInACrowd: The final shot shows a homeless, guilt-wracked guilt wracked Chris shuffling down a busy city sidewalk filled with passer-by. Then it cuts to Chris in the same position, with the sidewalk completely deserted.


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* YourCheatingHeart: Chris is intoxicated when a gorgeous woman starts paying attention to him.

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* YourCheatingHeart: Chris is intoxicated when a gorgeous woman starts paying attention to him.him.
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