RKO Radio Pictures released The Woman In The Window to theaters on November 3, 1944. Fritz Lang directed film which starred Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, and Raymond Massey.
This episode originally aired on the Golden Age of the Silver Screen on September 20, 2018.
‘The Woman In The Window’ Movie Summary
The family of Psychology Professor, Richard Wanley, leaves for a vacation without him, so Wanley heads over to his Men’s Club to meet with some friends. Hanging in a window, outside the club, a painting of Alice Reed catches the professor’s attention. While he gazes lovingly at it, Wanley’s friends arrive, and the three talk about the lovely woman in the window.
The men then head into the club, and consume some adult beverages while waxing on about growing old and not having any adventure in their lives. Eventually, two of the men decide to go home; leaving Wanley there to sit in a comfy chair, and read for a bit.
On Wanley’s way out, he stops again to gaze at the woman in the window one last time. Once again, he’s caught in deep thought while looking at the painting. This time, it turns out the real live Alice Reed is standing there next to him—admiring him as he admires her in the painting.
She invites Wanley to have a few drinks with her at a nearby bar. So, he does what any middle-aged man with a wife and kids does when a beautiful woman asks them to go have some drinks at 9:00pm at night. He quickly agrees…but just as friends.Read the full summary
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