Scarlet Street

Synopsis: Chris Cross, 25 years a cashier, has a gold watch and little else. That rainy night, he rescues delectable Kitty from her abusive boyfriend Johnny. Smitten, amateur painter Chris lets Kitty think he's a wealthy artist. At Johnny's urging, she lets Chris establish her in an apartment (with his shrewish wife's money). There, Chris paints masterpieces; but Johnny sells them under Kitty's name, with disastrous and ironic results.
Director(s): Fritz Lang
Production: Acme DVD Works
Rotten Tomatoes:
102 min

Well boys, I hate to break up a good party...

but you can't keep a woman waiting, can you?

- You know how it is, boys.

- Yes we do, Mr. Hogarth.

- That's right, JJ.

- I'll say you can't, JJ.

I see you can all understand, all right.

Well believe you me, boys,

I've had the time of my life tonight.

And speaking of time, I have here

a 14-karat 17-jewel timepiece.

And that's only right, because

the man I'm giving it to

is a 14-karat 17-jewel cashier.

- Hear hear!

- Hear hear!

Pass it along to him, boys.

- That's a beautiful watch, JJ.

- It's wonderful!


Read what's engraved inside, Chris.

To my friend Christopher Cross... token of 25 years of faithful service,...

...from JJ Hogarth, 1909-1934.

Speech! Speech!

- Speak up, Chris, speak up.

- Come on, Chris, speech!

Well I...

...I hardly know what to say, JJ.

This...why, it's beautiful.

I never expected to own a watch like this.

No sir, I...

Well...all I can say is that

we've got the best boss in New York.

Good going, friend.

Congratulations, old boy, congratulations!

Good boy, good boy!

Thank you, Chris.

Thank you, my old friend.

- God bless you.

- Thank you.

- Have a smoke before I go.

- Well, I...don't usually, JJ.

Go ahead and try it.

It's made special for me.

A dollar apiece.

- Here, Charlie.

- Oh, thanks.

Thank you.

You're not supersticious, are you, Chris?

No, no, no sir, no sir.

Now don't break up a good party,

just because I've got to go.

Everything is charged to JJ.

That's very nice of you, boss.

You can drink all you want...

only don't come in late Monday

morning with a hangover!

Good night, boys.

Good night!

- Aren't you a lucky dog.

- I'll treasure this for the rest of my life.

I'll bet you will.

Hey fellas, look!

Look, come here!


Get a load of that dame.

That's JJ's wife?

The boss is stepping out!

- Say, if I had the dough he's got, I'd step out too.

- Must be a load of laundry tonight!

There's nothing like the smell of spring.

Which way do you go, Chris?

I guess I'll take the East Side subway.

It gets me to Brooklyn a little quicker.

Hey, you haven't got an umbrella!

No, I'll take you to your bus.

- No, it's out of your way.

- I don't mind walking.

The fresh air, the spring.

I'm a little drunk.

Never mind, I'll catch the next one.

You go on over to the subway.

No, I don't mind waiting,

I feel kind of lonely tonight.

Say, Charlie...

You suppose JJ is running around

with that young lady?

It looks that way.

- I wonder what it's like.

- What, Chris?

To be loved by a young girl like that.

You know, nobody ever looked at me like that,

not even when I was young.

Yes, when we're young we have

dreams that never pan out...

but we go on dreaming.

When I was young, I wanted to be an artist.

I dreamt I was going to be a

great painter someday.

So I'm a cashier.

- Do you still paint?

- Yes, every Sunday.

That's one way to kill time.

You know, Sunday is the one day

of the week I don't like.

I never know what to do with myself.

- Why don't you come over tomorrow and see me?

- Thanks, Chris, I'll do that.

- Good night, Chris.

- Good night, Charlie. See you tomorrow.

Good night.

- It stopped raining.

- Yeah, half an hour ago.

Which way is it to the East Side subway?

Around the corner, past the "L",

- four blocks.

- Thank you, Officer.

I guess I got turned around.

These streets are all mixed up in Greenwich Village.

- Yeah.

Is he hurt?

- I'll go call a policeman.

- No, wait...wait!



- Where did they go?

- In that direction.

- What does he look like?

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