New York: Scenes from The Window (1949) Then and Now

The Window (1949) was filmed on the streets of New York, and challenges Jule’s Dassin’s The Naked City (1948) as the first documentary-style noir. The Window was actually completed two months before The Naked City in January 1948.

Noir aficionado and film-maker Ray Ottulich visited New York recently, and he has kindly allowed me to publish his photographs of locales used in The Window matched to actual frames from the movie. This is the second post featuring locale shots from Ray. The first in October last year featured Robert Wise’s classic film noir Odds Against Tomorrow, which was shot on location in New York City and in the Hudson river town of Hudson, NY.

East 105th Street
East 105th Street
East 105th Street
East 105th Street
19th Precinct  East 67th Street
19th Precinct East 67th Street
East River Bakery
East River Bakery
East 105th Street & Park Ave Viaduct
East 105th Street & Park Ave Viaduct

3 thoughts on “New York: Scenes from The Window (1949) Then and Now”

  1. Wow! Love this trip down Memory Lane! And NYC is endlessly fascinating as a mecca of noir! Bravo to Ray for gathering the photos and to Tony for putting them together!

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  2. I think I’ll have to do this again either in late fall or early spring before the leaves are out they obscure things a bit too much 😉

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  3. I was in New York and walked up to 105th Street. Sad to see the housing project which replaced the slums used in “The Window”. A lot of the windows were boarded up with plywood. I went to the church and former police station.

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