Scarlet Street is a 1945 American film noir directed by Fritz Lang about a painter who murders a famous artist. based on the French novel La Chienne (“The Bitch”) by Georges de La Fouchardière, that previously had been dramatized on stage by André Mouëzy-Éon, and cinematically as La Chienne (1931) by director Jean Renoir.
The principal actors Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, and Dan Duryea had earlier appeared together in The Woman in the Window (1944) also directed by Fritz Lang.
Directed by Fritz Lang
Produced by Walter Wanger, Fritz Lang
Screenplay by Dudley Nichols
Based on La Chienne (novel and play) by Georges de La Fouchardière (novel), André Mouézy-Éon (play)
Starring Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Dan Duryea
Music by Hans J. Salter, Ernie Burnett (“Melancholy Baby”)
Cinematography Milton R. Krasner
Edited by Arthur Hilton
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release dates December 28, 1945
Running time 103 minutes
Country United States