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Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)

Where the Sidewalk Ends
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Dana Andrews Dana Andrews
Det. Mark Dixon
Gene Tierney Gene Tierney
Morgan Taylor
Gary Merrill Gary Merrill
Tommy Scalise
Bert Freed Bert Freed
Det. Paul Klein
Tom Tully Tom Tully
Jiggs Taylor
Karl Malden Karl Malden
Lt. Thomas
Ruth Donnelly Ruth Donnelly
Craig Stevens Craig Stevens
Ken Paine

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Ben Hecht Ben Hecht
Victor Trivas Victor Trivas
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an absorbing film noir

8 years, 11 months ago at Sep 3 21:46
Dana Andrews is great as the tortured anti-hero cop Dixon. His inner struggle to conserve the truth of his actions is so absorbing as the plot twists and turns. I didn't want the sidewalk to end.

Watch Laura and this in a double bill and you'll witness a brilliant trio at work. Otto Preminger + Dana Andrews + Gene Tierney = Gold!

Also of note, Karl Malden makes an ear... read more
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Det. Sgt. Mark Dixon wants to be something his old man wasn't: a guy on the right side of the law. But Dixon's vicious nature will get the better of him. Dixon has previously had been in trouble with his superiors for his brutal methods. When he accidentaly kills a murder suspect, he knows his career will be over if he is discovered. He decides to dispose of the body and pin the murder on someone else. However, events get murkier when he falls for the dead man's wife and her father becomes the prime suspect for the murder. Dixon only finds redemption when he pays the ultimate price.
Release date: 1 August 1950
Tags: Film Noir (7), 1950 (4), Crime (3), 1950s (2), Thriller (2), HQ (1), 50's (1), Usa (1), 1950's (1), Black & White (1), Drama (1), 1940s (1), Noir (1), DSK (1)
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