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Director:
Writers:
Sydney Boehm (story)
Sydney Boehm (screenplay)
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Release Date:
23 March 1950 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Where temptation lurks! See more »
Plot:
A struggling young father-to-be gives in to temptation and impulsively steals money from the office of a shady lawyer - with catastrophic consequences. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
Stylish film noir See more (28 total) »

Cast

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Farley Granger ... Joe Norson

Cathy O'Donnell ... Ellen Norson
James Craig ... Georgie Garsell
Paul Kelly ... Captain Walter Anderson

Jean Hagen ... Harriet Sinton
Paul Harvey ... Emil Lorrison
Edmon Ryan ... Victor Backett

Charles McGraw ... Stanley Simon
Edwin Max ... Nick Drumman (as Ed Max)
Adele Jergens ... Lucille 'Lucky' Colner
Harry Bellaver ... Larry Giff

Whit Bissell ... Harold Simpsen
John Gallaudet ... Gus Heldon
Esther Somers ... Mrs. Malby
Harry Antrim ... Mr. Malby
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bobo ... Dog (uncredited)
Gail Bonney ... Woman (uncredited) (voice)
Margaret Brayton ... Woman Clerk (uncredited)
John Butler ... Elevator Man (uncredited)
Frank Conlan ... Night Elevator Operator (uncredited)
Ben Cooper ... Young Man at Cleaners (uncredited)
Walter Craig ... Radio Clerk (uncredited)
Marie Crisis ... Headwaitress (uncredited)
George David ... Syrian Proprietor (uncredited)
Peter DeBear ... Tommy Drumman, Jr. (uncredited)
Anthony Dexter ... Radio Clerk (uncredited)
Jack Diamond ... Bum (uncredited)
King Donovan ... Det. Gottschalk (uncredited)
Helen Eby-Rock ... Mother (uncredited)
Kathryn Givney ... Nurse Carter (uncredited)
Edmund Glover ... Fingerprint Expert (uncredited)
Eula Guy ... Policewoman Florence (uncredited)
Don Haggerty ... Rivers (uncredited)
William Hansen ... Dr. Harry Sternberg (uncredited)
Bee Humphries ... Mrs. Farnol (uncredited)
Brett King ... Pigeon Man (uncredited)
Nolan Leary ... Lorrison's Apartment Doorman (uncredited)

Norman Leavitt ... Bartender (uncredited)
Margie Liszt ... Woman (voice) (uncredited)
Ellen Lowe ... Mrs. Rivers (uncredited)
George Lynn ... Frank (uncredited)
Robert Malcolm ... Charlie (uncredited)
Paul Marion ... Dave (uncredited)
John Maxwell ... Police Monitor (uncredited)
Charles McAvoy ... Bank Guard (uncredited)
Tom McElhaney ... News Vendor (uncredited)
W.P. McWatters ... Tommy Drummon, Jr. (uncredited)
Lynn Millan ... Les Artises Hatcheck Girl (uncredited)
Ralph Montgomery ... Milkman (uncredited)
Alberto Morin ... Ismot Kimal (uncredited)
James O'Neill ... Priest (uncredited)
Ollie O'Toole ... Voice (voice) (uncredited)
John Phillips ... Detective (uncredited)
Angi O. Poulos ... Ahmed (uncredited)
Ralph Riggs ... Cleaners Proprieter (uncredited)
William Ruhl ... Manny (uncredited)
Sarah Selby ... 2nd Nurse (uncredited)
Ransom M. Sherman ... Lucky's Apartment Super (uncredited)
Dan Terranova ... Patrolman (uncredited)
Peter M. Thompson ... Mickey (uncredited)
Sid Tomack ... Louie (uncredited)
George Tyne ... Det. Roffman (uncredited)
Minerva Urecal ... Garsell's Landlady (uncredited)
Joe Verdi ... Vendor (uncredited)
Herb Vigran ... Photographer (uncredited)
Mildred Wall ... Mrs. Glickburn (uncredited)
Ruth Warren ... Lucky's Housekeeper (uncredited)
James Westerfield ... Patrolman Charlie (uncredited)
David Wolfe ... Smitty (uncredited)
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Directed by
Anthony Mann 
 
Writing credits
Sydney Boehm (story)

Sydney Boehm (screenplay)

Produced by
Sam Zimbalist .... producer
 
Original Music by
Lennie Hayton 
 
Cinematography by
Joseph Ruttenberg (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Conrad A. Nervig 
 
Art Direction by
Daniel B. Cathcart 
Cedric Gibbons 
 
Set Decoration by
Edwin B. Willis 
 
Makeup Department
Jack Dawn .... makeup designer
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Charles J. Hunt .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Howard W. Koch .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Charles DeCrof .... associate set decorator (as Charles de Crof)
 
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording supervisor
Charles E. Wallace .... sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
A. Arnold Gillespie .... special effects
 
Stunts
Carey Loftin .... stunts (uncredited)
Frank McGrath .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Herbert Fischer .... camera operator (uncredited)
S.C. Manatt .... still photographer (uncredited)
Leo Monlon .... grip (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Wally Heglin .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Conrad Salinger .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Don McDougall .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Annick Rougerie .... (press attache France 2005 re-release ) (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
83 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
France:U | Sweden:15 | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (certificate #13954)

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Trivia:
The drugstore that Joe Norson calls from is the set of another MGM Film Noir, _Tension (1950)_, which was shooting at approximately the same time.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
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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18 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Stylish film noir, 19 March 1999
Author: Robert Ward from Leeds, England

"Side Street" is a stylish, if convoluted murder mystery about a failed small-time business man (Joe Norson) who is tempted into committing a robbery. Unfortunately the money he takes belongs to a couple of ruthless blackmailers, who aren't impressed when Joe offers to return it - mainly because the "friend" he left it with for safe-keeping helped himself to it. From then on, everything Joe tries gets him deeper into trouble.

Over-long and over-complicated, but competently made and in best film noir style makes good use of light and shade. Conveys well the general seediness and desperation of small-timers trying to make the big time in New York.

Very watchable, not least for Jean Hagen as the vamp who sets the guys up.

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