Dead End
Dead End (1937)

Adapted by Lillian Hellman from Sidney Kingsley's Broadway play, Dead End concerns itself with several denizens of New York's East River district. Here the elite and the slum-dwellers rub shoulders due to the close proximity of the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 27, 1937
DVD Release Date: March 8, 2005
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Couldn't be more outdated.

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

It's still a compelling film, and it features a novelty: Humphrey Bogart's name isn't at the top of the credits.

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Emanuel Levy

William Wyler's screen version of this juvenile delinquency drama features the Dead End Kids and boasts excellent performances from Bogart as a criminal before he became star and Joel McCrea as the decent guy.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Intelligent, generally effective film version of the Kingsley play.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...worth a look, especially for fans of Bogart...

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Dated but excellently acted drama.
Ken Stachnik
Depression Era Melodrame is boring at best. Bogart, when he's actually on the screen, chews the scenery a bit.
Cassandra Maples
I recently picked up a copy of Dead End from a market stall and was pleased I did. A gangster, "Baby Face" returns to New York's Lower East… More
cody franklin
Very enjoyable film about the Lower East Side in the 30's.The rich are starting to move into the slums in high rise apartments,and a change is staring to… More
Stella Dallas
pretty melodramatic. supporting characters are much better than the main story here. ma kettle is one cold hearted bitch, the punk kids are fun and an extra… More
Anthony Valletta
Nice bit of New York life from the 30's. Bogart gives a powerhouse performance, and the kids do good work.