The Woman in the Window (1944) HD online
|Complete credited cast:|
|Edward G. Robinson||-||Prof. Richard Wanley|
|Joan Bennett||-||Alice Reed|
|Raymond Massey||-||District Attorney Frank Lalor|
|Edmund Breon||-||Dr. Michael Barkstane|
|Dan Duryea||-||Heidt / Tim, the Doorman|
|Thomas E. Jackson||-||Inspector Jackson, Homicide Bureau|
|Dorothy Peterson||-||Mrs. Wanley|
|Arthur Loft||-||Claude Mazard / Frank Howard / Charlie the Hatcheck Man|
Edward G. Robinson, Dan Duryea, and Joan Bennett would go on to play the three leads in Fritz Lang's next film Scarlet Street (1945).
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on June 25, 1945 with Joan Bennett, Dan Duryea and Edward G. Robinson reprising their film roles.
Was based loosely on J.H. Wallis' 1942 novel, "Once Off Guard".
The painting of Alice Reed was done by Paul Clemens. He painted portraits of many Hollywood stars, often with their children. He was married to Eleanor Parker from 1954 to 1965.
Raymond Massey was borrowed from Paramount for this film.
Wanley's car is a 1937 Cadillac Series 65 Touring sedan. MSRP new was $2,190 ($39,300 in 2018). 7,003 of this model were made.
Was released on DVD by MGM on July 10, 2007.
The last film role for George 'Spanky' McFarland for 42 years until The Aurora Encounter (1986), which would be his final one.
Dist. Atty. Frank Lalor explaining to the Professor Richard Wanley and the Dr. Michael Barkstane how two murderers are fearing each other, each wondering how long it'll be before the other is caught and blabs out the whole story, is an example of the "Prisoner's Dilemma", which is widely analyzed in the Game Theory.
Edward G Robinson's choice of reading material on the night of his encounter, The Song of Songs, is a clear harbinger of things to come, in that it celebrates romantic love.
Fritz Lang claimed that the ending, which all turns out to be a dream, was his idea, because he felt the idea of Wanley committing suicide was too anticlimactic.