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This edition: Scarlet Street

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Episode Details

(1945, 103 min., b&w, drama) Dir: Fritz Lang. Cast: Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Dan Duryea, Margaret Lindsay. Classic film noir about a middle-aged married bookkeeper whose infatuation with a young woman is exploited by the woman’s devious boyfriend, drawing the man into a spiral of infidelity, greed, betrayal and violence. A remake of Jean Renoir’s “La Chienne.” Discussion with Robert Polito follows film.

Guest List

Prof. Jerry Carlson Professor of film studies, City College of New York

Robert Polito Head of the Writing Program, The New School