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Where the Sidewalk Ends

Only a woman's heart could reach out for such a man!
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DVD Features:

  • Audio Commentary by Film Noir Historian Eddie Muller
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 35 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: December 6, 2005
  • Originally Released: 1950
  • Label: 20th Century Fox
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • (unspecified) - Spanish
    • Mono - English
    • Stereo - English
    • Subtitles - English - Closed Captioned
    • Subtitles - English, Spanish - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Audio Commentary: Eddie Muller - Film Historian
    • Trailers:
      1. Original Theatrical Trailer
      2. Fox Noir: DARK CORNER, NO WAY OUT, & LAURA
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Stills/Photos

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 12


User Ratings: 1,475
A cool and atmospheric gangster film. It may not be particularly memorable, but it is fun to watch. Full Review
Mar 27, 2005
Rating: 3.5/5 -- Fox may not have plumbed the depths of realism this time, but it still looks interesting, even two-thirds of the way down. Full Review
New York Times
Mar 25, 2006
Rating: 5/5 -- Where the Sidewalk Ends offers what most audiences expect from a classic noir - cops, corruption, moody lighting, and a jazz-inflected soundtrack. Full Review
Jan 17, 2017
Rating: 3/4 -- An efficient, bleak noir with an Oedipal twist. Full Review
Slant Magazine
Dec 21, 2005
Rating: 3/4 -- ...features several effective (and unexpected) plot twists. Full Review
Reel Film Reviews
Jan 18, 2007
Otto Preminger, director, does an excellent job of pacing the story and of building sympathy for Andrews. Full Review
Oct 23, 2007
Screenwriter Ben Hecht supplies memorable bits even for the character actors. -- Grade: A-
Entertainment Weekly
Dec 9, 2005

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In this hard-hitting mystery drama, Mark Dixon (Dana Andrews) is a cop who loathes hoodlums so much that he's demoted for slugging suspects. On a murder case, even though he suspects a hood named Tommy Scalise (Gary Merrill), he loses his temper and kills another suspect. He then falls in love with that man's widow (Gene Tierney), but stands by as her father (Tom Tully) is charged with the murder. Ultimately, Dixon realizes he must find a way to clear to older man without implicating himself.

Product Description:

Otto Preminger's follow-up to his massively successful LAURA, WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS is a film noir set in postwar New York, where corruption and violence run rampant. Based on a novel by William L. Stuart, the atmospheric film stars Dana Andrews as Sergeant Mark Dixon, a detective whose brutal tactics have landed him in hot water with his superiors. When he accidentally kills a murder suspect, he tries to divert suspicion from himself and blame the death on his nemesis, crime boss Tommy Scalese (Gary Merrill, ALL ABOUT EVE), whom Dixon is obsessed with taking down. He is close to achieving his goal when he becomes involved with the dead man's wife, the beautiful Morgan Taylor (Gene Tierney, LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN, LAURA), which suddenly changes everything.


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  • Sales Rank: 47,849
  • UPC: 024543215608
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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