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  1. Fabio Osvaldo Carta's rating of the film Scarlet Street

  2. Jenny Coldpussy's rating of the film Scarlet Street

    Since I knew this movie is a remake of Jean Renoir's La Chienne, I expected to hate it. But I have to admit it works better as a film noir. If only they had kept the original ending, it would've been a true masterpiece. But I guess with the melodramatic nature of 1940s noir and the Hays code tyranny, keeping the cynical, morally ambiguous ending was just unthinkable.

  3. Stu Witmer's rating of the film Scarlet Street

    If you're buying acting by the pound this would be a real bargain. Not to mention a Costco Cartload of Content. It's a real existential problem of advance physics figuring out how it all fits into just 100 minutes. Aka Schrödinger's Movie. All this and Fine At too!

  4. Samuel T.'s rating of the film Scarlet Street

    4.6 16mm. "Welp, there goes the masterpiece." Banned in cities across the US, one reason being "the failure of the characters to receive orthodox punishment from the police," yet the one of three pathetic characters who lives will carry on a life of perpetual mortification and madness. No heroes. And did any other major film before Psycho imply such a toilet scene, which here, happens to be the disposal of a flower?

  5. Aardsy's rating of the film Scarlet Street

  6. Nick Potter's rating of the film Scarlet Street

    Another masterfully crafted noir piece by Lang that gets elevated by a terrific Edward G. Robinson in lead and Joan Bennett, magnificent as ever, right next to him.

  7. Dory Bakiewicz Ehmer's rating of the film Scarlet Street

  8. David R Williams's rating of the film Scarlet Street

    Edward G. Robinson. Joan Bennett. and Dan Duryea! Directed by Fritz Lang. What's not to like?

  9. Nabil Hamzaki's rating of the film Scarlet Street

    "Paint me, Chris. They'll be masterpieces."

  10. captainfez's rating of the film Scarlet Street

    Chock-full of the joie de vivre we've come to expect from Fritz Lang.

  11. Slappy McGee's rating of the film Scarlet Street

    (4.5 stars) Great film noir with several twists and turns along the way. Ending is particularly solid. Love watching Robinson play a bit of a meek and easy mark of a character. Great femme fatale in this one as well. Well shot and well directed by Lang. Great stuff!

  12. Jacques de Villiers's rating of the film Scarlet Street

    On one level it's hard not to read this as a parable for the hardworking artist in Hollywood, who sells not only his soul to the dream factory but his artistic recognition too. This is noir with most of its genre trappings shaved off, leaving a quivering, pathetic tale of paranoia, desperation and despair, personified by the plebeian Chris Cross: the noir anti-hero that God forgot to boil and spat out raw.

  13. Monkey Flix's rating of the film Scarlet Street

    And the Hollywood Production Code ruins another perfectly good film noir!

  14. Paola Solari's rating of the film Scarlet Street

    Scarlet Street is as depressive, fatalistic and aggressive as you would expect a noir to be. With a lot of threads that are neatly tied together in a sharp finale, the strong point of the movie is its plot. To the extent that characters felt more like plot drivers than actual humans. But my biggest gripe with the film was its overt misogyny, even for a noir with masculinity as its main theme, i couldn't look past it

  15. Samuel Wells's rating of the film Scarlet Street

    Scarlet street may not be as ambitious as other Lang projects, following a known Noir narrative. But what he does to maintain the craft and drama on how the narrative unfolds is a master class. He sets up the male lead with smaller touches, like not noticing how the rain has stopped in the first sequence, to portray an innocence and skewed view of the world. Lang does this just enough that the viewer is cued in.

  16. Nick Marsh's rating of the film Scarlet Street

  17. Adam M's rating of the film Scarlet Street

    I'd initially given this three stars, but then woke up the next day and realized how wild this script is. Aside from that, Joan Bennett smolders throughout the whole reel. Very fun to watch.

  18. Steve G.'s rating of the film Scarlet Street

    And yet other directors still keep making films, what's that about.

  19. Quattro's rating of the film Scarlet Street

    The plot is basically straightforward but still fun to follow, thanks to some good twists. And thanks to the many spoilers in the ratings below, that made it so thrilling to wait for things to happen. Characters are the major issue of the picture: they're not much more than stereotypes, and didn't age well. Impressive performance by Robinson though, he alone makes half of the movie. Great, classy direction by Lang.

  20. Anna Keefe's rating of the film Scarlet Street

    Scarlet Street: a tale of deception, infatuation and greed. Chris Cross, the main character, is unexpectedly captivating. Kitty, the object of his affection, and her antics were as enticing to an audience as they were for Chris. Her lover, Johnny, played well against Kittys character. They were an odd pairing but it worked well in giving the film comic relief when needed. Scarlet Street keeps an audience on its toes.

  21. A.B. II: The Return's rating of the film Scarlet Street

    This film certainly has a decent plot, and Robinson's performance is positively brilliant. However, film noir is very about mood, and something is very wrong with the mood here. Compared to other noirs, the film often feels chaste, and the score is too romantic. Bennett comes off too much like the heroine of a Howard Hawks comedy, and Duryea's performance is laughably non-menacing.

  22. Wee Hunk's rating of the film Scarlet Street

    The moralizing here is trite. Even if you get away with murder, you don't. Because guilt will get you. Evidently he hasn't seen 'Crimes and Misdemeanors', or 'La Chienne'. Same story. Lang used 3 of the same actors from 'The Woman in the Window' from the previous year, and gave them slightly different roles. They all had great chemistry, but Joan Bennett gets slapped around in both. Why? Because you have to, I guess.

  23. James's rating of the film Scarlet Street

    Edward G. Robinson's repressed performance and Fritz Lang's outstanding direction of the interiors in which the story plays out make this a true classic.

  24. Mitchell Glidden's rating of the film Scarlet Street

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