Scarlet Street

Scarlet Street ★★★★½

“You wouldn't know love if it hit you in the face.“

A very slick crime/noir from director Fritz Lang , starring Edward G.Robinson, Joan Bennett and Dan Duryea. Robinson gives his always captivating performance, playing a lonely man trapped in a loveless marriage. Who’s only enjoyment his is painting, on a evening home he saves the beautiful Bennett from an attacker . Bennett shines as she bewitches Robinson, who fulls hard for her. But Bennett and her lover Duryea see him as a easy mark , to milk for money. There’s strong chemistry between Bennett and both Robinson and Duryea, two men who are obsessed with having her. A classic noir with all the traits you expect from the 40s, watched on Amazon Prime.

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