The Woman in the Window is one of the film noirs that contributed to the reputation of Fritz Lang as one of the all time great film noir directors. A relatively simple story, it nevertheless gives the marvellous entertainment one expects from such a film noir by the charisma of its characters and the suspense driven direction of its director.
This film has one of the best film noir casts you'll ever find. Edward G. Robinson, Raymond Massey, Joan Bennett, and Dan Duyrea are exceptional in this film. It is particularly a real treat to view Dan Duyrea at his sinister best and Raymond Massey looking suspiciously at Edward G. Robinson. Joan Bennett appears to be too nice a gal to play the mistress/call girl, but she still does a fine job in her role.
This film, along with Scarlet Street, is probably the best film noir Fritz Lang ever directed. Simply one of the best film noirs you are ever going to view.