Side Street
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Farley Granger plays a casually larcenous New York City mailman who steals a shipment of money. Granger's excitement over this windfall turns to terror when he discovers that the money was part of a transaction between gangsters. Harassed by both crooks and cops, Granger lives to regret his impulsive theft--especially when it is tied in with a murder. The story is wrapped up in spectacular fashion with a climactic car chase. Farley Granger's costar in Side Street is Cathy O'Donnell; both were on loan to MGM from Samuel Goldwyn, and both were banking on their previous successful… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Cut down to its essentials, that's just about all it is: in short. It can only be fully recommended to those who have a deep and morbid interest in crime."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"...bristles with sharp angles, playful juxtapositions of light and shadow, and every facet of film noir you would expect to find in the very best of the breed."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Visually splendid film noir thriller shot in New York City."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"The film's title is a reference to its entwined physical and moral frameworks."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"Probably a minor Mann, but still very much worth seeing."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"A taut film noir."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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