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Scarlett Street (1945)

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Drama/Film-Noir · 1h 41m · 1/30/2024

Description

A box-office hit in its day (despite being banned in three states), 'Scarlet Street' is perhaps legendary director Fritz Lang's ('M', 'Metropolis') finest American film. But for decades, 'Scarlet Street' has languished on poor quality VHS tape and in colorized versions. Kino's immaculate new digital transfer, from a 35mm Library of Congress vault negative, restores Lang's extravagantly fatalistic vision to its original B&W glory. When middle-aged milquetoast Chris Cross (Edward G. Robinson - 'Double Identity', 'Little Caesar') rescues street-walking bad girl Kitty (Joan Bennett - 'The Reckless Moment') from the rain slicked gutters of an eerily artificial backlot Greenwich Village, he plunges into a whirlpool of lust, larceny and revenge. As Chris' obsession with the irresistibly vulgar Kitty grows, the meek cashier is seduced, corrupted, humiliated and transformed into an avenging monster before implacable fate and perverse justice triumph in the most satisfying downbeat denouement in the history of American film. Both 'Scarlet Street' producer Walter Wanger's wife and director Lang's mistress, Joan Bennett created a femme fatale icon as the unapologetically erotic and ruthless Kitty. Robinson breathes subtle, fragile humanity into Cross while super-heavy Dan Duryea, as Kitty's pimp boyfriend Johnny, skillfully molds "a vicious and serpentine creature out of a cheap, chiseling tin horn." (New York Times). Packed with hairpin plot twists form screenwriter Dudley Nichols ('Stagecoach') and "bristling with fine directorial touches and expert acting" (Time), 'Scarlet Street' is a dark gem of 'film noir' and golden age Hollywood filmmaking at its finest.

Release Country

United States

Barcode

738329265441

Release Date

1/30/2024

Media Type

Movie

Digital Copy

Not Included

Subtitles

English

Video Format

2160p

Aspect Ratio

1.37:1

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Cast
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Edward G. Robinson

Christopher Cross
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Joan Bennett

Katharine 'Kitty' March
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Dan Duryea

Johnny Prince
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Margaret Lindsay

Millie Ray
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Rosalind Ivan

Adele Cross
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Jess Barker

David Janeway
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Charles Kemper

Patch-eye Higgins
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Anita Sharp-Bolster

Mrs. Michaels (as Anita Bolster)
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Samuel S. Hinds

Charles Pringle
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Vladimir Sokoloff

Pop LeJon
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Arthur Loft

Dellarowe
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Russell Hicks

J.J. Hogarth
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Richard Abbott

Critic at Gallery (uncredited)
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John Barton

Hurdy-Gurdy Man (uncredited)
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Rodney Bell

Barney (uncredited)
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Richard Cramer

Principal Keeper (uncredited)
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Dick Curtis

Detective (uncredited)
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Tom Daly

Penny - Bartender (uncredited)
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Edgar Dearing

Policeman (uncredited)
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Henri DeSoto

Waiter (uncredited)
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Joe Devlin

Joe Williams, Morning World (uncredited)
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Tom Dillon

Policeman (uncredited)
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Neal Dodd

Priest (uncredited)
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Ralph Dunn

First Policeman in Park (uncredited)
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Fred Essler

Marchetti (uncredited)
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Byron Foulger

Jones - Apartment Manager (uncredited)
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Lance Fuller

Minor Role (uncredited)
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Gus Glassmire

Employee (uncredited)
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Arthur Gould-Porter

Critic at Gallery (uncredited)
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Sherry Hall

Employee (uncredited)
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William Hall

Policeman (uncredited)
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Chuck Hamilton

Chauffeur (uncredited)
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Herbert Heywood

Bellboy (uncredited)
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Boyd Irwin

Critic at Gallery (uncredited)
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Thomas E. Jackson

Chief of Detectives (uncredited)
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Edward Keane

Detective (uncredited)
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Cy Kendall

Nick (uncredited)
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Milton Kibbee

Employee (uncredited)
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Fritz Leiber

Evangelist (uncredited)
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Ralph Littlefield

Employee (uncredited)
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George Lloyd

Vince Conway, Ledger (uncredited)
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Lou Lubin

Tiny - Bartender (uncredited)
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Robert Malcolm

Policeman (uncredited)
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George Meader

Holliday (uncredited)
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Howard M. Mitchell

Employee (uncredited)
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Horace Murphy

Milkman (uncredited)
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Clarence Muse

Ben - Bank Janitor (uncredited)
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Lee Phelps

First Policeman in Hogarth's Office (uncredited)
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Rose Plumer

Knitting Woman in Lobby (uncredited)
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Constance Purdy

Matron (uncredited)
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Beatrice Roberts

Secretary (uncredited)
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Dewey Robinson

Derelict Saving Cross (uncredited)
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Syd Saylor

Tom Crocker, Evening Globe (uncredited)
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Wallace Scott

Drunk (uncredited)
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Jack Statham

Employee (uncredited)
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Kerry Vaughn

Blonde Girl (uncredited)
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Emmett Vogan

Prosecutor (uncredited)
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Dick Wessel

Detective (uncredited)
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Matt Willis

Policeman in Hogarth's Office (uncredited)
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Charles C. Wilson

Watchman (uncredited)
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Will Wright

Globe Loan Office Manager (uncredited)
Crew
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Fritz Lang

Director
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Georges de La Fouchardière

Writer
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André Mouézy-Éon

Writer
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Dudley Nichols

Writer
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Fritz Lang

Producer
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Walter Wanger

Producer
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Milton R. Krasner

Cinematograpy
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Arthur Hilton

Editor
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Hans J. Salter

Music
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Glenn E. Anderson

Sound
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Bernard B. Brown

Sound
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Alexander Golitzen

Art
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