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Where the Sidewalk Ends

Released 1950
Distributor 20th Century Fox

Quintessential forties leading man Dana Andrews excels in perhaps his finest performance as another brutal cop who can’t control himself (shades of Robert Ryan and Kirk Douglas!) in Otto Preminger’s gripping, corrosive noir classic–the flip side of the sensitive cop Andrews played for him in Laura.

About Josh Olson

Josh Olson  was the only student in his second grade class to see The House That Dripped Blood.  Many years later, he wrote and directed the no-budget horror film, Infested, a brutal assault on The Big Chill, with zombies. He went on to write the screenplay for A History of Violence and was nominated for the WGA, BAFTA and Academy Awards for Best Screenplay. He kept losing to Larry McMurtry, but that’s okay.  He co-wrote the teleplay for the Masters of Science Fiction episode, The Discarded, with Harlan Ellison, and is currently writing a sophisticated thriller, Tabloid, for Mick Jagger.