This 10-digit number is your confirmation number. |, July 6, 2010 Many another minor noir has benefited greatly from a good commentary (noir commentaries tend to be very illuminating) and The Woman in the Window has a million points worthy of discussion. | Rating: 3.5/4 |, June 3, 2019 For starters, Professor Wanley finds his dream girl by literally window shopping ... Alice Reed shows up almost like a pricey commodity, ready for purchase. But in many ways, The Woman in the Window shares more DNA with last year’s sleeper hit tale of trauma and recovery and redemption, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman — which is to say that its central arc is less about its murder mystery than about the main character’s psychological healing. Your Ticket Confirmation # is located under the header in your email that reads "Your Ticket Reservation Details". “The Woman in the Window” (Morrow), a highly successful début novel by the pseudonymous A. J. Finn (thirty-eight-year-old Daniel Mallory, … But it's still lame of Lang to have given in. Robinson is terrific as the kindly Wanley, a switch from his extroverted Keyes in Double Indemnity which came out earlier in the year and apparently opened the Production Code doors to screen stories of sordid domestic murders. The ending will no doubt frustrate its viewers, but, if anything, it's an effective, if cheap, way to end an otherwise well-handled noir thriller. There's also a tremendously lame twist ending built to make the film palatable to a Disney audience. Just below that it reads "Ticket Confirmation#:" followed by a 10-digit number. One of the earlier examples of forensic science, with fingerprints, blood stains, tire tracks, torn fibers, and stray hairs constituting the means for suspicion. His family packed off to Maine, Professor Richard Wanley (Edward G. Robinson) is anticipating some quiet time alone. He's a sweet soul uninterested in the burlesque houses that even the stuffy D.A. Why do we have to sit through the big monologue from the revealed villain again? Unlike Alfred Hitchcock, Fritz Lang does not mock us for finding vicarious thrills in the murders. As well, there are some legitimate thrills to be found, even though some of them are dampened by flat dialogue and incredulous plot points. | Rating: 5/10 Cinemark Joe Biden can have a consequential presidency even with a Republican Senate. Now she spends every day locked in her house alone, drinking and popping prescription pills, and watching her neighbors through her camera. Forgot your password? Considered a top noir and one of Fritz Lang's very best American films, The Woman in the Window is a dreamlike meditation on crime and guilt, distilled to its essence by screenwriter and producer Nunnally Johnson. Things go smoothly until Richard's D.A. Another Austrian Jew who did the same was Billy Wilder. 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. And The Woman in the Window executes the formula it’s set out for itself with as much panache as any mad scientist. But it does hold one's interest, and there are moments of real tension. Verified reviews are considered more trustworthy by fellow moviegoers. "The Woman in the Window" isn't terrible, but it almost completely lacks ingenuity. Supplements: none mystery and thriller, We immediately suspect that Alice is luring him to her flat -- to see her 'etchings', no less. But Alice retains his monogrammed pen as insurance, and Wanley doesn't realize that his best friend, the D.A. The scripts zeroed in on a finite set of characters and didn't worry too much about backgrounds or realism. The cinematography is uninteresting, the sets and costumes run-of-the-mill, and the story rather thin. As a result, the big reveal is a bit of a letdown. Reviewed: July 7, 2007, Review Staff | About DVD Talk | Newsletter Subscribe | Join DVD Talk Forum An important plot point eventually explains why all of these psychological ideas are operating on the surface of the film, but revealing it would be a terrible spoiler, so we won't dig further. 'The Woman in the Window' and 'The Wife Between Us' are 'Gone Girl'-type psychological thrillers. The words Sigmund Freud are written on Prof. Wanley's blackboard as he explains that culpability in murder is a relative concept. Don’t worry, it won’t take long. Wanley considers himself middle-aged and broken-down, and not attracted to his wife even though he loves her. But no extras appear, which is a true shame. Alice's angry lover Claude Mazard (Arthur Loft) bursts in, and in a few seconds is on the floor, stabbed to death. Her murdered neighbor is named Jane Russell, so where’s the equivalent of Jane Russell in disguise as Marilyn Monroe at the end of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes? Robinson plays a college professor who specializes in criminal psychology. I'm no longer sure. There's no denying the power of this particular nightmare. Please enter your email address and we will email you a new password. One of the best of the approximately two dozen films directed by Fritz Lang during his two-decade stint in Hollywood. Lang's clean and simple graphic sense amplifies the story's sense of oneiric clarity. The sound is also clear and free of the hiss that previously masked the faint choral effect heard at the appearances of Ms. Bennett. And that kind of work takes resources. "The Woman in the Window" isn't terrible, but it almost completely lacks ingenuity.