Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)

US 20th Century Fox DVD edition

 


Dana Andrews and Gene Tierney re-united again after Laura, and with Genus director Otto Preminger again also,
so what could go wrong? I'm not sure if anything has gone wrong but as i remember, there's a long time since i
saw this film maybe 10-15 years ago at the least, i thought that the film was lacking something. No magic in this
one, sorry. Maybe Gene Tierny had started to feel really bad at this time? Maybe i should watch it again?

Dana Andrews, he's one of the most profilic actors in the Film Noir genre, and he's good as always when playing
the violent proned cop Mark Dixon. He's full of personal inferiority issues and of hatred against criminals, due to
him being the son of a gangster. Mark has recently been demoted after having accidently killed a suspect and
when investigating the death of a Tycoon, he accidently causes someone to die again. He tries to hide what has
happened and he falls in love with the widow (Gene Tierney) of the dead man.

The film is presented in 4:3 fullscreen original ratio, black & white, english mono or stereo audio with english subs.
Extras: an audio commentary track with film noir expert Eddie Muller, a trailer, a gallery, text sheet

 

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