The Woman in the Window
The Woman in the Window (1944)

Directed by Fritz Lang, The Woman in the Window, a sadly tragic film noir, is the story of the doomed love of married psychology-professor Wanley (Edward G. Robinson), who, with murderous results, meets and falls in love with another woman.… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 10, 2007
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Nathan Lee
Village Voice

A clockwork noir of diabolical determinism.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

The Woman in the Window is a humdinger of a mystery melodrama.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

A gripping psychological thriller.

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Variety Staff

A strong and decidedly suspenseful murder melodrama.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

A masterful film noir from Fritz Lang's rich American period.

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Richard T. Jameson
Parallax View

... one of Fritz Lang's subtlest films.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

It's not merely a dazzling piece of suspense, but also a characteristically stark demonstration of Lang's belief in the inevitability of fate.

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Tony Sloman
Radio Times

There's no denying the power of this particular nightmare.

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Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt

For much of its brisk running time, The Woman in the Window plays like another balls-to-the-wall gem from the rarely-less-than-masterful Fritz Lang.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
Pure noir gold.
Reid Volk
First M, then Metropolis, and now The Woman in the Window. It seems that when Lang is at the helm, I can always expect a great film. While this is the first… More
William Dunmyer
Fritz Lang's "The Woman in the Window" is a reasonably good but second-rate film noir, starring Edward G. Robinson and Joan Bennett. It's… More
Randy Tippy
Hard-core noir until, right at the very end, it turns into a Dean Jones Disney movie. Oh so close to 5 stars.
Aj V
This is a more intense version of Scarlett Street, and I can't decide which one I like better, but they have such similar plots, I get them mixed up.
Michael Gildea
Woman in the Window is a good piece of film noir even if it isn't an essential one. Edward G. Robinson plays a great sap and Joan Bennett is as beautiful… More