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Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950) Poster

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[to Detective Dixon]

Insp. Nicholas Foley: Your job is to detect criminals, not to punish them.

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Det. Sgt. Mark Dixon: Maybe I'd better show you my hand, dream boy.

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Morgan Taylor: I'll fix your head.

Det. Sgt. Mark Dixon: I suggest you use an axe.

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Morgan Taylor: It's a wonderful day. No job. Everybody against me. My poor dad sitting in a cell... and it's a wonderful day. Isn't that amazing?

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[speaking to Dixon]

Tommy Scalise: That's a fancy way of trying to frame somebody- getting yourself knocked off. A guy's gotta be outta his head for that. I didn't know a guy could hate that much. Not even you.

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Martha, Owner of Martha's Cafe: You know, I like places like this that specialize in good food instead of headwaiters.

Det. Sgt. Mark Dixon: It's the worst food in town, but don't worry. They usually serve a stomach pump with the dessert.

Martha, Owner of Martha's Cafe: Who invited you to come to my restaurant, Mr. Detective? Not me!

Det. Sgt. Mark Dixon: Martha's the head of a ring of burglars. My presence makes her nervous.

Martha, Owner of Martha's Cafe: Yeah, last night we got a whole basketful of diamonds. You wanna see?

Det. Sgt. Mark Dixon: Bring us two of your dangerous dinners, Martha.

Martha, Owner of Martha's Cafe: You know how much I've been offered to poison this man?

Det. Sgt. Mark Dixon: Ten dollars.

Martha, Owner of Martha's Cafe: That's right. I'm holding out for fifteen. Two dinners. Do you want wine?

Det. Sgt. Mark Dixon: Bring a small bottle.

Martha, Owner of Martha's Cafe: Huh! Same old cheapskate!

Morgan Taylor: [after Martha leaves] She adores you, doesn't she?

Martha, Owner of Martha's Cafe: She ought to. I sent her husband up.

Morgan Taylor: Was he really a burglar?

Det. Sgt. Mark Dixon: Wife beater.

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Det. Sgt. Mark Dixon: [having his bruises attended] Innocent people can get into terrible jams too.

[groans]

Det. Sgt. Mark Dixon: One false move and you're over your head.

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Insp. Nicholas Foley: [to a beaten-up Dixon] Look at ya! You're all bummed up like a barrelhouse vag!

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Det. Sgt. Mark Dixon: Where the devil am I? I keep coming and going.

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Mrs. Tribaum, Paine's Landlady: When you get old like me, you don't care what time it is.

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Morgan Taylor: What did they hit you with?

Det. Sgt. Mark Dixon: Various objects.

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Martha, Owner of Martha's Cafe: You don't know how to make love, so I'm makin' love for you.

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