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Dead End (1937)

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DVD Release Date
• R1: Mar 8, 2005

Budget USD 900,000

Running Time
1 hour, 33 minutes

Country USA

Studio Samuel Goldwyn Company, United Artists

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Other Titles
• Dead End
• Cradle of Crime
• Im Schatten der Wolkenkratzer (1937)
• Sackgasse (1937)

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Genre: Crime, Drama, Suspense, Gangsters, Kidnapping, Police, Detectives, Prostitution, Teenage

Plot: New York City; the depression. The terraces of the great new apartments of the rich look down into the windows of the tenement poor. A gang of teenagers amuse themselves diving in the river and taunting the son of a rich family. Dave (Joel McCrea) helps Drina (Sylvia Sidney) as she looks after her bother, Tommy (Billy Halop), who is one of the gang. Gangster Baby Face Martin (Humphry Bogart) returns to his old home--but is rejected by his mother (Marjorie Main). Then Martin hatches a plan to make his visit worthwhile.

Like the play it is based on, DEAD END is dominated by its tenement set. Director William Wyler and director of photography Gregg Toland emphasize the contrast between the rich family and the poor tenement dwellers. Although scriptwriter Lillian Hellman had to soften Sidney Kingsley’s play, the movie’s criticism of the social order is still trenchant. DEAD END is notable for its period detail--Dave rests his arms on a pillow while entertaining himself looking out his window; a policeman beats his baton on the sidewalk to call for help. And it contains a vivid vignette from Claire Trevor as Francey, the girl Martin left behind.

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 Directed by
William Wyler
Ben-Hur, Roman Holiday, The Best Years of Our Lives
 Written by
Sidney Kingsley
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Lillian Hellman
The Little Foxes, Julia, The Children's Hour
Humphrey Bogart
Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, The African Queen
Sylvia Sidney
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Joel McCrea
Foreign Correspondent, Sullivan's Travels, The Palm Beach Story
Wendy Barrie
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Claire Trevor
Stagecoach, Key Largo, Murder, My Sweet
Allen Jenkins
Pillow Talk, Destry Rides Again, I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
Marjorie Main
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