Dr. Michael Barkstane: We’ve decided she’s our dream girl just from that picture.
Richard Wanley: [Indicates the painting in the window] Is it yours?
Alice Reed: No. I wish it were. Then I wouldn’t have to come over here every so often to watch people’s faces.
Richard Wanley: Is that what you do?
Alice Reed: Now and then, when I’m lonely.
Richard Wanley: [lecturing] The Biblical injunction “Thou shalt not kill” is one that requires qualification in view of our broader knowledge of impulses behind homicide. The various legal categories such as first and second degree murder, the various degrees of homicide, manslaughter, are civilized recognitions of impulses of various degrees of culpability. The man who kills in self defense, for instance, must not be judged by the same standards applied to the man who kills for gain.
Richard Wanley: The streets were dark with something more than night.
Director: Fritz Lang
Writers: Nunnally Johnson (written for the screen by), J.H. Wallis (novel)
Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Raymond Massey
Cinematography: Milton R. Krasner
Costume Design: Muriel King
Was based loosely on J.H. Wallis’ 1942 novel Once Off Guard
Fritz Lang on the Set of The Woman in the Window, 1944