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The Woman in the Window

Released 1944
Distributor RKO Radio Pictures

A quintessential film noir, Fritz Lang’s 1944 thriller checks off all the boxes; Edward G. Robinson plays a college professor in over his head with a beautiful but dangerous mystery woman played by Joan Bennett. Written by Nunnally Johnson, the film seals its noirish credentials with Milton Krasner’s shadowy black and white photography.

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About Allan Arkush

A record collector and film buff from birth, Allan Arkush brought his two loves together in directing the cult classic Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. Back in the day Allan was directing and executive producing television series like Heroes, and Crossing Jordan.  He has also directed episodes of Ally McBeal, Moonlighting, St. Elsewhere, Fame, A Series of Unfortunate Events and TV Movies like Elvis Meets Nixon and Shake Rattle & Rock as well as the mini-series, The Temptations, for which he won an Emmy. He used to have a lost film, Get Crazy, but Kino/Lorber found it in time for Christmas 2021. His day job is teaching Film production & history at the AFI.

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