Flick Review < The Woman in the Window | Fritz Lang, 1944

The Woman in the Window (1944) | Fritz Lang
Dr. Michael Barkstane: We’ve decided she’s our dream girl just from that picture.
The Woman in the Window (1944) | Fritz Lang
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.
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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.
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Richard Wanley: There are only three ways to deal with a blackmailer. You can pay him and pay him and pay him until you’re penniless. Or you can call the police yourself and let your secret be known to the world. Or you can kill him.
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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

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