Monday, May 21, 2012

WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS (1950) -
Otto Preminger


More of a corrupt cop drama than true film noir. Still, more hardboiled than its Shel Silverstein namesake. Overzealous police detective Dana Andrews "questions" a suspect a little too hard, spends the rest of the movie attempting to hide the body to cover-up his misdeeds. Gene Tierney's the kindhearted dame who nudges him to reconsider. Kindhearted? Redemption? Like I said, not a textbook noir, but a fine way to spend a Sunday evening.

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