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Dead End (1937) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by William Wyler and produced by Samuel Goldwyn and Merritt Hulburd.

Academy Awards 1937 --- Ceremony Number 10 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Supporting ActressClaire TrevorNominated
Best Art DirectionRichard DayNominated
Best CinematographyGregg TolandNominated
Best PictureSamuel Goldwyn ProductionsNominated
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Dead End Drive-In

By Barry P. on Dec 30, 2018 From Cinematic Catharsis

(1986) Written by Brian Trenchard-Smith; Written by Peter Smalley; Based on the story “Crabs,” by Peter Carey; Starring: Ned Manning, Natalie McCurry, Peter Whitford and Wilbur Wilde; Available on Blu-ray and DVD Rating: ***½ “I have a motto: If in doubt, blow it up, o... Read full article


Dead End Drive-in: "It's not so bad in here"

By Rick29 on Feb 13, 2017 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

The Star Drive-in is a dead end! Prior to today, it had been almost 30 years since I last saw Dead End Drive-in, an Australian exploitation film made in the wake of the original Max Max trilogy. To my delight, my wife gave me a DVD of the film as a present (one more reason why she's awesome). Still... Read full article


Dead End Drive-in: "It's not so bad in here"

By Rick29 on Feb 13, 2017 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

The Star Drive-in is a dead end! Prior to today, it had been almost 30 years since I last saw Dead End Drive-in, an Australian exploitation film made in the wake of the original Max Max trilogy. To my delight, my wife gave me a DVD of the film as a present (one more reason why she's awesome). Still... Read full article


Dead End(1937).

By Dawn on Mar 13, 2011 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Dead End(1937). Crime drama film. Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Joel McCrea, and Sylvia Sidney. It is the first of 7 films with the, Dead End Kids. The story begins on the streets of New York, where there are many luxury apartments being built close to the east river, because of the beautiful views. The p... Read full article


24 Bogie Movie Marathon #23 ~ Dead End (1937)

By Google profile on Jan 20, 2011 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

About MeBlogger, Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog and more. Please add my Google profile to your circles. I've heard a few film-loving folks on Twitter proclaim that sleep is overrated. Hmph! It is indeed NOT overrated. In fact, I would go so far as to say it is highly underrated. A good night... Read full article


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Quotes from

Dippy 'Dip': Well I dink an' I dink' an' I dink an' I can't rememba da numba. Den I rememba da building but I forget da floor. But den I check every room an' whoever she is she ain't dare.
Hugh 'Baby Face': Nuttin' for nuttin' kid.
Dippy 'Dip': What a fine ding to do to a kid, a fine ding, a fine ding.


Hunk: Maybe I'm wrong. We all make mistakes, boss. That's why they put the rubber on the ends of pencils.


[the police are looking for Tommy after he has a fight with Philip Griswald and then injures Philip's father]
Dave Connell: Don't worry, Drina. He knows his way around - he can take care of himself.
Drina Gordon: He can take care of himself too well. How can he have done such a thing? Where does he learn about knives and...
Dave Connell: He had an expert teacher.
[refers to Martin]
Dave Connell: Anyway it's not hard to learn in a place like this.
Drina Gordon: But he's not a bad kid - not really bad. He never has been.
Dave Connell: The famous 'Baby Face' Martin used to live on this block. He wasn't such a bad kid either at first. He was smart and brave and decent... at first.
Drina Gordon: Like Tommy, you mean. Ever since he was a little kid I've tried to teach him what's right. I don't know what else to do - I've tried to bring him up decent.
Dave Connell: Aw, what chance have they got against all this? They gotta fight for a place to play, fight for a little extra somethin' to eat, fight for everything. They get used to fightin'. "Enemies of society" it says in the papers... why not? What've they got to be so friendly about?


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An early gangster role for Humphrey Bogart that built on the success of his performance in The Petrified Forest the year before, Bogart's name appeared below that of Sylvia Sidney's in the opening credits. This was reversed for any subsequent re-releases.
Sidney Kingsley based his story of a luxury high-rise built in a tenement neighborhood on a real area of 1930's New York. The actual "Dead End" was located on East 53rd Street on Manhattan's East Side. The luxury high-rise depicted in the film is based on The River House, a 26-story Art Deco high-rise erected on 52nd Street in 1931, when the area surrounding it was still a tenement neighborhood. As depicted in the play and film, the rich tenants of The River House looked down on (and occasionally clashed with) the poorer residents of the neighboring tenements. The 53rd Street tenements were torn down in the late 1940's to make way for the United Nations complex. The River House still stands today.
The first of seven movies featuring The Dead End Kids.
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