Scarlet Street (1945): When a man in mid-life crisis befriends a young woman, her fiancé persuades her to con him out of some of the fortune she thinks he has.
Directed by Fritz Lang
The developing characterization doesn’t seem realistic. The cuckolded naive “gentleman” really seems pathetic, especially after meeting Adele…this of course only makes the ruse and subsequent con even more believable…I see his skillful acting as only a caricature of his other strong masculine roles.
I loved this movie. I can’t believe I never saw it before. THANK YOU 13 for another great classic!