Moloch filmklubb: Scarlet Street (1945)

One of the best film noir films by Fritz Lang, author of first sci-fi movie ever (Metropolis) and amazing German director, who wprked in States a lot.

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.

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