The Woman in the Window 06/16/18

KL Studio Classics

Fritz Lang and Nunnally Johnson take a deep dive into Aberrant Psych 101 and come up with a winner: a milquetoast-meets-murderous-femme tale that pays off marvelously, even with its trick ending. Entranced more by his own gentle dreams than the allure of Joan Bennett, Edward G. Robinson imagines a perfect dalliance, and follows it up with a self-imposed punishment. Slimy Dan Duryea gives the breakthrough performance; if you already have an earlier edition Imogen Sara Smith’s commentary is reason enough for a re-purchase. On Blu-ray from KL Studio Classics.