Rent Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)

3.9 of 5 from 74 ratings
1h 31min
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Synopsis:
Dana Andrews stars as Mark Dixon, a corrupt cop, in this gritty noir thriller shot on the rain-slicked streets of New York. Already in trouble for his brutal methods, alienated from his colleagues, he pursues a gang leader with vindictive zeal and accidentally kills a possible murder suspect. His guilt deepens when he falls in love with the dead man's wife and her father, an innocent cab driver, finds himself accused of the murder. Dixon finds the ultimate redemption - at a price.
Otto Preminger brings a welcome sympathy and complexity to every character on-screen, from the nervous police informer through to the cocky mobster, the exasperated police chief, and Dixon himself, burdened with self-hatred as the son of a thief. Joseph LaShelle's photography lends a seedy glamour to the run-down lodging houses, cheap cafe's and night-time exteriors.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Otto Preminger
Voiced By:
Charles Tannen
Writers:
Ben Hecht, Victor Trivas, Frank P. Rosenberg, Robert E. Kent, William L. Stuart
Studio:
BFI Video
Genres:
Classics, Drama, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
29/03/2004
Run Time:
91 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Director's Biography
  • Screenwriter's Biography
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
28/09/2015
Run Time:
95 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Original Theatrical Trailers
  • Audio Commentaries for 'Where the Sidewalk Ends' by film scholar and critic Adrian Martin
  • The Guardian Lecture: Otto Preminger interviewed by Joan Bakewell (1972, 80 mins, audio with stills): the director talks about his career in film in this discussion with the English journalist

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