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The Woman in the Window ()


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When a conservative middle-aged professor engages in a minor dalliance with a femme fatale, he is plunged into a nightmarish quicksand of blackmail and murder.

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Professor Richard Wanley
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Alice Reed
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Dist. Atty. Frank Lalor
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Dr. Michael Barkstane
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Heidt / Tim, the Doorman
Thomas E. Jackson ...
Inspector Jackson, Homicide Bureau
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Mrs. Wanley
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Claude Mazard / Frank Howard / Charlie the Hatcheck Man
Frank Dawson ...
Collins, the Steward
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Streetwalker (uncredited)
Austin Badell ...
Club Member (uncredited)
Brandon Beach ...
Man at Club (uncredited)
James Beasley ...
Man in Taxi (uncredited)
Al Benault ...
Club Member (uncredited)
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Dickie Wanley (uncredited)
Paul Bradley ...
Man at Club (uncredited)
Don Brodie ...
Onlooker at Gallery (uncredited)
Carol Cameron ...
Elsie Wanley (uncredited)
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Blonde (uncredited)
James Carlisle ...
Man at Club (uncredited)
Eddy Chandler ...
Police Driver (uncredited)
Freddie Chapman ...
Boy with Mother (uncredited)
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Garage Man (uncredited)
Hal Craig ...
News Vendor (uncredited)
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Toll Collector on Henry Hudson Parkway (uncredited)
Tom Dillon ...
Police Officer Dillon (uncredited)
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Traffic Cop (uncredited)
Calvin Emery ...
Newsreel Camerman (uncredited)
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Bar Patron (uncredited)
Fred Fuceton ...
Club Member (uncredited)
Jack Gardner ...
Fred, the District Attorney's Chauffeur (uncredited)
Jack Gargan ...
Club Steward (uncredited)
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Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)
Tom Hanlon ...
Radio Announcer (uncredited)
James Harrison ...
Club Steward (uncredited)
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Pharmacist (uncredited)
William J. Holmes ...
Man at Club (uncredited)
Fred Hueston ...
Man at Club (uncredited)
Sheldon Jett ...
Man at Club (uncredited)
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Man at Club (uncredited)
Donald Kerr ...
First Elevator Operator (uncredited)
Lawrence Lathrop ...
Pageboy (uncredited)
Anne Loos ...
Stenographer (uncredited)
William Lyer ...
Pageboy (uncredited)
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Boy Scout who finds Mazard's Body (uncredited)
Joel McGinnis ...
Elevator Operator (uncredited)
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Elevator Operator (uncredited)
Harold McNulty ...
Elevator Operator (uncredited)
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Man at Club (uncredited)
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Onlooker at Gallery (uncredited)
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Charlie the Garage Helper (uncredited)
Harold Minjir ...
Man at Club (uncredited)
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Stenographer (uncredited)
Ralph Norwood ...
Man at Club (uncredited)
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Man at Club (uncredited)
Anne O'Neal ...
Mother by Elevator (uncredited)
Louis Payne ...
Man at Club (uncredited)
Dave Pepper ...
Club Member (uncredited)
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William the Headwaiter (uncredited)
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Club Manager (uncredited)
Roy Seager ...
Club Member (uncredited)
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Man at Club (uncredited)
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Captain Kennedy (uncredited)
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Man at Club (uncredited)
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Man at Club (uncredited)
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Magazine Model (uncredited)
Lane Watson ...
Man by Taxi (uncredited)

Directed by

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Fritz Lang

Written by

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Nunnally Johnson ... (written for the screen by)
 
J.H. Wallis ... (novel "Once Off Guard")

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Nunnally Johnson ... producer

Music by

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Arthur Lange
Hugo Friedhofer ... (uncredited)
Bruno Mason ... (uncredited)
Charles Maxwell ... (uncredited)

Cinematography by

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Milton R. Krasner ... (as Milton Krasner)

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Marjorie Fowler ... (as Marjorie Johnson)
Gene Fowler Jr. ... (uncredited)
Thomas Pratt ... (uncredited)

Editorial Department

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Paul Weatherwax ... editorial supervisor (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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Duncan Cramer

Set Decoration by

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Julia Heron

Costume Design by

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Muriel King

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Richard Harlan ... assistant director (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Frank McWhorter ... sound

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Paul K. Lerpae ... special effects (as Paul Lerpae)
Harry Redmond Jr. ... special effects (uncredited)

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Vernon L. Walker ... process photography (as Vernon Walker)

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Harry Davis ... second camera operator (uncredited)
Ed Henderson ... still photographer (uncredited)

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Hugo Friedhofer ... musical director (uncredited)
Earl B. Mounce ... music mixer (uncredited)

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Milton W. Smith ... unit publicist (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

Gotham College professor Wanley and his friends become obsessed with the portrait of a woman in the window next to the men's club. Wanley happens to meet the woman while admiring her portrait, and ends up in her apartment for talk and a bit of champagne. Her boyfriend bursts in and misinterprets Wanley's presence, whereupon a scuffle ensues and the boyfriend gets killed. In order to protect his reputation, the professor agrees to dump the body and help cover up the killing, but becomes increasingly suspect as the police uncover more and more clues and a blackmailer begins leaning on the woman. Written by Ed Sutton

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Taglines It was the look in her eyes that made him think of murder. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Once Off Guard (United States)
  • La femme au portrait (France)
  • Gefährliche Begegnung (Germany)
  • La mujer del cuadro (Spain)
  • Kvinnan i fönstret (Sweden)
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  • 107 min
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Trivia Edward G. Robinson, Dan Duryea, and Joan Bennett would go on to play the three leads in Fritz Lang's next film Scarlet Street (1945). See more »
Goofs When Wanley is hurrying back into the apartment through the rain, his hat and coat are clearly soaked. In the next shot, when he is inside, his clothes are considerably less rain-soaked than before. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Inmates (1998). See more »
Quotes Richard Wanley: The flesh is still strong, but the spirit grows weaker by the hour. You know, even if the spirit of adventure should rise up before me and beckon, even in the form of that alluring young woman in the window next door, I'm afraid that all I'll do is clutch my coat a little tighter, mutter something idiotic and run like the devil.
Dr. Michael Barkstane: Not before you got her number, I hope?
Richard Wanley: Probably.
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