Like Scarlet Street, The Woman in the Window (1944) is an Edward G. Robinson-Joan Bennett collaboration directed by Fritz Lang.

At first I thought the film might be about what ensues from the fear of injustice, but, no, it’s just about itself.  It is film noir with a nearly jokey ending, but it’s riveting. . . I called Scarlet Street “nice-looking,” and so is this:  it’s good to see non-glossy black and white.  Bennett looked like Hedy Lamarr, so she is gorgeous.  Lang’s cast is one to relish.