Where the Sidewalk Ends
Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)

Where The Sidewalk Ends, directed by Otto Preminger, is the story of a violent police officer Dixon (Dana Andrews) who accidentally kills a suspect and tries to cover up the crime. Realizing that the father of the woman he loves, Morgan… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 6, 2005
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Variety Staff

Otto Preminger, director, does an excellent job of pacing the story and of building sympathy for Andrews.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

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.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Hecht once again examines the fine line between cop and criminal with memorable results.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

Fox may not have plumbed the depths of realism this time, but it still looks interesting, even two-thirds of the way down.

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Fernando F. Croce

A beautiful system of obsessions and ambiguities

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...features several effective (and unexpected) plot twists.

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Time Out

A weatherbeaten Andrews gives one of his finest performances.

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Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film

Strongly paced and gorgeously shot, the film showcases Hecht's writing at its best and is a perfect fit for Preminger.

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Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

An efficient, bleak noir with an Oedipal twist.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
Dead solid Preminger / Andrews outing. Seedy side of New York is the setting for this bad-cop noir. Preminger quietly does some very cool things moving the… More
Aj V
A brilliant story, part of the film noir left over from the 40s, and starring two famous noir actors: Tierney and Andrews. I loved this movie.
Randy Tippy
I know that there is no such thing as the 'perfect film', but I it's hard to imagine how they could have made this one any better. The only… More
xGary Xx
Another solid noir from Otto Preminger, in which hard-boiled detective Dana Andrews juggles catching a murderous hood, covering up his accidental killing of a… More
Bruce Bruce
A good ole Black and White Police Drama, this one is about a Detective who is been warned about roughing up his suspects, while questioning one the fight and he… More
Michael Gildea
Another great noir. Not an essential but still good.