Tag: Dana Andrews

Episode 21: Where the Sidewalk Ends

, with special guest:

Where the Sidewalk EndsThis week, we watch Where the Sidewalk Ends, Otto Preminger’s steely cop drama.

We highly recommend you watch the film before listening to the episode, because it’s a great film, and we spoil the ending. This film is currently available on DirecTV and on DVD. There are also stray free copies of the film on YouTube and on Archive.org, but we’re never sure how long those will hang around.

Join us on April 7th for our episode on Sunset Blvd!

Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)
Where the Sidewalk Ends poster Rating: 7.6/10 (6,905 votes)
Director: Otto Preminger
Writer: Ben Hecht (screenplay), Victor Trivas (adaptation), Frank P. Rosenberg (adaptation), Robert E. Kent (adaptation), William L. Stuart (novel)
Stars: Dana Andrews, Gene Tierney, Gary Merrill, Bert Freed
Runtime: 95 min
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Released: 01 Aug 1950
Plot: Det. Sgt. Mark Dixon wants to be something his old man wasn't: a guy on the right side of the law. But Dixon's vicious nature will get the better of him.

Episode 4: Fallen Angel

Fallen AngelIn this episode, we discuss Otto Preminger’s Fallen Angel! This movie features a number of great actors from the noir era, including Dana Andrews, Linda Darnell, Anne Revere, Charles Bickford, and the ever-present John Carradine.

We highly recommend you watch the film before listening to the episode, because we get really detailed about the plot. I mean, really detailed. The film can be found on DVD, but if you are thrifty, there is a free streaming version on archive.org. (That archive.org copy isn’t in the greatest condition, so a DVD is preferable if you want to really enjoy Joseph LaShelle’s great cinematography.)

Our next episode will be about the 1947 film that gave Joan Crawford a Oscar nomination: Possessed! Look for it on July 21st!

Fallen Angel (1945)
Fallen Angel poster Rating: 7.2/10 (4,220 votes)
Director: Otto Preminger
Writer: Harry Kleiner (screen play), Marty Holland (novel)
Stars: Alice Faye, Dana Andrews, Linda Darnell, Charles Bickford
Runtime: 98 min
Rated: Approved
Genre: Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery, Romance
Released: 20 Mar 1946
Plot: A slick con man arrives in a small town looking to make some money, but soon gets more than he bargained for.