Scarlet Street

Film - Feature | July 19 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

For middle-aged cashier Chris Cross (Edward G. Robinson) being loved means “being looked at” in a certain way. When he rescues young and bewitching Kitty (Joan Bennett) from the assault of an alleged stranger (Dan Duryea), Chris believes he has found the look that will bring love into his desolate life. But this man of habit is a painter at heart, a visionary artist who experiences the world in a childlike manner, and does not see that Kitty’s eyes cast the shadow of a trap. Inspired by Jean Renoir’s La chienne and featuring the extraordinary cast of The Woman in the Window, Scarlet Street stands as one of Lang’s most visually intense and enigmatic films.

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