Where the Sidewalk Ends
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Dana Andrews is brutal metropolitan police detective Dixon, who despises all criminals because his father had been one. When the cops pick up two-bit gambler Ken Paine (Craig Stevens) as a murder suspect, Dixon subjects Paine to the third degree -- and accidentally kills him. In disposing of the body, Dixon inadvertently places the blame for the killing on cab driver Jiggs Taylor (Tom Tully). Having fallen in love with Jigg's daughter, Morgan (Gene Tierney), Dixon tries to clear the cabbie without implicating himself, but ultimately he becomes trapped in a web of his own making; luckily… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Otto Preminger, director, does an excellent job of pacing the story and of building sympathy for Andrews."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"The last of Otto Preminger's studio pictures at Fox, this 1950 feature has many of the noirish qualities of his Laura and Fallen Angel: Dana Andrews, ambiguity about the characters' dark undertones, and a fluid, fascinating mise en scene."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"An efficient, bleak noir with an Oedipal twist."
‑ Nick Schager, Slant Magazine
"Fox may not have plumbed the depths of realism this time, but it still looks interesting, even two-thirds of the way down."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"Hecht once again examines the fine line between cop and criminal with memorable results."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A cool and atmospheric gangster film. It may not be particularly memorable, but it is fun to watch."
‑ , Film4
"A weatherbeaten Andrews gives one of his finest performances."
‑ , Time Out
"...features several effective (and unexpected) plot twists."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"A fascinating brutish and dark film noir that is set in the corrupt milieu of the underworld."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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