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Side Street (1949)

Passed  -  Crime | Drama | Film-Noir  -  23 March 1950 (USA)
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A struggling young father-to-be gives in to temptation and impulsively steals money from the office of a shady lawyer - with catastrophic consequences.

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Ellen Norson
James Craig ...
Georgie Garsell
Paul Kelly ...
Captain Walter Anderson
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Harriet Sinton
Paul Harvey ...
Emil Lorrison
Edmon Ryan ...
Victor Backett
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Stanley Simon
Edwin Max ...
Nick Drumman (as Ed Max)
Adele Jergens ...
Lucille 'Lucky' Colner
Harry Bellaver ...
Larry Giff
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Harold Simpsen
John Gallaudet ...
Gus Heldon
Esther Somers ...
Mrs. Malby
Harry Antrim ...
Mr. Malby
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Storyline

Joe Norson, a poor letter carrier with a sweet, pregnant wife, yields to momentary temptation and steals $30,000 belonging to a pair of ruthless blackmailers who won't stop at murder. After a few days of soul-searching, Joe offers to return the money, only to find that the "friend" he left it with has absconded. Now every move Joe makes plunges him deeper into trouble, as he's pursued and pursuing through the shadowy, sinister side of New York. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Where temptation lurks! See more »


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23 March 1950 (USA)  »

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La rue de la mort  »

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The address given for Lorrison, 170 Central Park West, is the address of the New York Historical Society. See more »

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Capt. Walter Anderson: New York City: an architectural jungle where fabulous wealth and the deepest squalor live side by side. New York is the busiest, the loneliest, the kindest, and the cruelest of cities - a murder a day, every day of the year and each murder will wind up on my deak.
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EASY TO LOVE
Written by Cole Porter (1936)
Sung by Jean Hagen (dubbed)
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Great Photograph of 1950 NYC
16 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you like a great Classic film directed by Anthony Mann, who has many credits to his name, "Winchester'73" '50 and Sydney Boehm,"Violent Saturday",'55 you will definitely like this film. The photography and different angles the camera was placed in, were the work of Anthony Mann who was able to create great film stories on a low budget. In this film, Farley Granger,(Joe Norson),"Strangers on a Train", plays a mailman who is tempted beyond words and makes a very bad mistake he will have to live with. His wife is played by Cathy O'Donnell,(Ellen) who is a very loving and trusting wife who thinks the world of her Joe and tells him she is going to have a new addition to their family. Joe wants the very best for Ellen and takes the step to bring into the scene, Paul Kelly,(Capt. Walter Anderson). In the very beginning of this film you will see Aeriel shots of the Manhattan skyline and plenty of car chases in Wall Street, probably shot on a Sunday, with Central Park and downtown Manhattan Hospitals. Great Class film from 1950 !


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