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Side Street (1949)

Passed | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 14 December 1949 (USA)
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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Georgie Garsell
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Captain Walter Anderson
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Harriet Sinton
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Emil Lorrison
Edmon Ryan ...
Victor Backett
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Stanley Simon
Edwin Max ...
Nick Drumman (as Ed Max)
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Lucille 'Lucky' Colner
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Larry Giff
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Harold Simpsen
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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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14 December 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La rue de la mort  »

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$935,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Film debut of Ben Cooper. 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
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Written by Cole Porter (1936)
Sung by Jean Hagen (dubbed)
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great viewing
22 August 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Plot holes aside and not having to mind watching Farley Granger floundering rather pathetically, this is one heck of a noir. Worth it just for the location shooting. Tremendous shots of 50s New York City, probably as good as any archive material and if the plot verges on the silliness, everybody gives it their all. Great performances from the leads to the lowliest support. Much of that must be down to Mann and whether it was decided to use so much location shooting because of the budget or not it is truly awe inspiring from those opening aerial shots, the fantastic market area and the amazing chase through the streets at the end. So, not the most attention grabbing plot but still great viewing.


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