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Where The Sidewalk Ends

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Six years after 1944's Laura, director Otto Preminger reteamed Dana Andrews and Gene Tierney for this moody film noir.

Andrews plays Dixon, a Dirty Harry-style cop whose strong-arm tactics land him in hot water when he accidentally kills a murder suspect. Pinning the death on a harmless cab driver, Andrews' conscience catches up with him when he falls for the dead man's widow (Tierney).

Though the leads make a rather uncharismatic duo - this is very much Fox's B-team - the stylish black-and-white visuals and brooding atmosphere make it a minor genre classic. Dixon's fear of ending up like his hoodlum father lends a psychological depth to his frantic attempts to cover his tracks, and the hard-boiled dialogue is to be relished.

Film Details

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  • UK Theatrical Release Date: May 1st 2004

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