A mind-blowing film. I wrote about it here.
Kimberley Lindbergs writes:
It also provided Bennett with what is probably her most celebrated role. Kitty is the ultimate dangerous dame, a leggy, sharp-toothed, feline beauty that is rotten at the core. In the end, she is brutally punished for her lack of compassion and callous greed but it’s difficult to despise her. Kitty’s hunger for a better life is palpable and her desperation is a symptom of the abusive relationship she’s trapped in with her boyfriend. Chris just happens to be the poor sap that crosses her path but her prey could have been any gullible Tom, Dick or Harry. In Lang’s films fate typically has the final word and it’s Kitty’s cloying purr of “Jeepers, I love you” that lingers in Scarlet Street, like a siren’s call.