Where the Sidewalk Ends Movie Review Summary

Actors: Dana Andrews, Gene Tierney, Karl Malden, Gary Merrill, Tom Tully

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Written by Ben Hecht, WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS is a film noir produced and directed by Otto Preminger in 1950.
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Detective Mark Dixon is a violent policeman who's been admonished several times by his superiors. Obsessed by the idea of arresting the crook Tommy Scalise, Dixon accidentally kills Ken Payne, one of Scalise's accomplices, during a routine questioning. Afraid of the consequences of this act, Dixon removes Payne's body from his apartment, hoping that Scalise would be held responsible for his death.

Soon, Jiggs Taylor, Payne's father-in-law, is arrested. Dixon who's fallen in love with Morgan Taylor, Jigg's daughter, tries his best to help Morgan without attracting the attention of his colleagues. Tormented by guilt, the police detective doesn't know what to do.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Struggle with    -   guilt over actions that lead to death/injury Lover is...    -   criminal/bad doer

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   None Is this movie based on a    -   book

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