Fritz Lang’s most harrowing study of guilt and damnation, this 1945 feature is a remake of Jean Renoir’s La Chienne, with Edward G. Robinson as a quietly suffering bookkeeper who encounters fate in the form of a calculating prostitute (Joan Bennett) and her pimp (Dan Duryea). In many ways the apotheosis of Lang’s expressionism, a film that lives in the dark night of the Catholic soul. Strongly recommended.