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

Edward G. Robinson stars as a happily married psychology professor whose wife and child are away on summer vacation. After discussing with his friends the likelihood that any man can be driven to murder, Robinson strolls by a shop window,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 3, 1944
DVD 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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Tony Sloman
Radio Times

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

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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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TV Guide

A gripping psychological thriller.

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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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Edgar Anstey
The Spectator

The Woman in the Window is a thriller in the new tradition of Double Indemnity and Laura. It fails to reach the standard of either because it lacks the courage of its murderous conclusions to an extent only fully revealed by a disappointing ending.

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Richard T. Jameson
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... one of Fritz Lang's subtlest films.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% 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