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The Woman in the Window

The Woman in the Window

Category: Film-Noir
All Genres: Film-Noir, Thriller
Release Year: 1944
Country: USA
Runtime: 99
Rating: 4 (0)
Languages: English
Director: Fritz Lang
Sound: Mono

  • It was the look in her eyes that made him think of murder.
  • The screens supreme adventure in suspense!

  • Writing by: Nunnally Johnson – writer
    J.H. Wallis – novel "Once Off Guard"

    Produced by: Nunnally Johnson – producer

    Cast: Edward G. Robinson – Professor Richard Wanley
    Joan Bennett – Alice Reed
    Raymond Massey – Dist. Atty. Frank Lalor
    Edmund Breon – Dr. Michael Barkstane
    Dan Duryea – Heidt / Tim, the Doorman
    Thomas E. Jackson – Inspector Jackson, Homicide Bureau
    Dorothy Peterson – Mrs. Wanley
    Arthur Loft – Claude Mazard / Frank Howard / Charlie the Hatcheck Man
    Frank Dawson – Collins, the Steward
    Iris Adrian – Streetwalker (uncredited)
    Brandon Beach – Man at club (uncredited)

    Music: Arthur Lange Hugo Friedhofer Bruno Mason Charles Maxwell
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    Plot Outline: A middle-aged college professor laments his stodgy life until he spends an evening with a beautiful woman who has a dangerous lover.
    Plot: Gotham College professor Wanley and his friends become obsessed with the portrait of a woman in the window next to the mens club. Wanley happens to meet the woman while admiring her portrait, and ends up in her apartment for talk and a bit of champagne. Her boyfriend bursts in and misinterprets Wanleys presence, whereupon a scuffle ensues and the boyfriend gets killed. In order to protect his reputation, the professor agrees to dump the body and help cover up the killing, but becomes increasingly suspect as the police uncover more and more clues and a blackmailer begins leaning on the woman.

    Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    The end credits show the opening credits sequence in reverse (the toy soldiers are falling up instead of down).

    Goofs: We know about 1 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Continuity: When the BMW avoids hitting the oncoming truck, the right rear light is broken. A few seconds later, the right (now intact) rear light is destroyed again by a shot.

    Trivia: There are 1 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • Irene Dunne often said that this was her favorite film because it reminded her of her own adopted daughter.

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