Scarlet Street
Scarlet Street (1945)

In this powerful film noir, a lonely cashier who is an amateur painter lets a beautiful woman believe that he is a wealthy artist. She uses him badly, pretending that his paintings are her creations. But when he finds her in the arms of her… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 28, 1945
DVD Release Date: February 19, 2002
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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

A film noir so potent for its time that it was banned in Atlanta, Milwaukee and the entire state of New York.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An uncompromising subversive remake of Jean Renoir's La Chienne (1931).

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Powerful film noir, of a poor clerk lured into a tragic love story.

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Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

Interesting film noir.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Scarlet Street is arguably the darkest of Lang's American films.

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

They seldom get any darker than this.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
The plot is certainly fascinating, but the film does suffer from some over acting. The dark twist at the end perhaps could have been handled better. Overall an… More
Aj V
Robinson gives a fantastic performance in this movie, and the story is so perfectly tragic, I loved it, especially the ending. If you love Robinson or are… More
KJ Proulx
Never have I encountered a film that involves a painter, where I actually cared so much about what happened to him. I felt terrible every time he was lured into… More
Ken Stachnik
Pitch perfect noir. On of the best examples of the genre I can think of. It's no surprise it comes from a master of German expressionism: Fritz Lang.
Randy Tippy
Edward G. Robinson is cast against type as the timid and meek Chris Cross in this truly <i>classic</i> film noir that starts with a chuckle and ends… More
Veronique Kwak
a sarcastic story of unrequited love interwined with triangled tension and deceiful absurdity. none of the three leads are mutually in love.… More