Dead End

Dead End

Director: William Wyler Cast: Sylvia Sidney, Joel McCrea, Humphrey Bogart
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Dead End

William Wyler's Dead End (1937) made it to laserdisc very early in the history of that format, but never looked very good in the 12-inch disc edition. For its debut on DVD, however, it looks gorgeous -- almost too good for the grittiness of its story about life in the slums and tenements of Manhattan amid the Great Depression, in the shadow of the Queensborough Bridge. The transfer is exquisite, with a real luster to the Gregg Toland cinematography that the movie probably hasn't displayed to the public since its first run in 1937. The sharpness of the picture is matched by the care given to the audio, which perfectly captures Alfred Newman's deeply evocative score. The film has been given 20 chapters which are well selected to break down the fairly complex plot and character interactions, and comes with a trailer as its only bonus feature. The disc opens automatically to a simple, straightforward single-layer menu.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/08/2005
UPC: 0027616886538
Original Release: 1937
Rating: NR
Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:32:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; [None specified]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sylvia Sidney Drina
Joel McCrea Dave Connell
Humphrey Bogart Baby Face Martin
Wendy Barrie Kay
Claire Trevor Francie
Allen Jenkins Hunk
Marjorie Main Mrs. Martin
Billy Halop Tommy
Huntz Hall Dippy
Bobby Jordan Angel
Leo Gorcey Spit
Gabriel Dell T.B.
Bernard Punsly Milty
Charles Peck Philip Griswold
James Burke Mulligan
Ward Bond Doorman
Esther Dale Mrs. Fenner
Marcelle Corday Governess
Dead End Kids Actor
Elizabeth Risdon Mrs. Connell
Gertrude Valerie Old Lady
Larry Harris Actor
Minor Watson Mr. Griswold
George Humbert Pascagli
Earl Askam Griswold chauffeur
Don "Red" Barry Interne
Wade Boteler Cop
Al Bridge Cop
Lucille Browne Well-dressed woman
Gilbert Clayton Man with Weak Voice
Jerry Cooper Milty's brother
Bud Geary Kay's chauffeur
Wesley Giraud Tough Boy
Charles Halton Whitey
Esther Howard Woman with coarse voice
Thomas E. Jackson Police Lieutenant
Mickey Martin Tough boy
Tom Ricketts Old man
Norman Salling Boy
Frank Shields Well-dressed man
Charlotte Treadway Woman
Robert E. Homans Cop

Technical Credits
William Wyler Director
James Basevi Special Effects
Edmond F. Bernoudy Asst. Director
Richard Day Art Director
Samuel Goldwyn Producer
Lillian Hellman Screenwriter
Julia Heron Set Decoration/Design
Merritt Hulburd Producer
Omar Kiam Costumes/Costume Designer
Dan Mandell Editor
Alfred Newman Score Composer
Gregg Toland Cinematographer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Title/Riverfront [3:23]
2. The Neighborhood [8:34]
3. What Became of Them [6:45]
4. Boys Will Be Boys [2:39]
5. Making Ends Meet [3:23]
6. Kids on the Block [5:11]
7. No Place for Her [1:19]
8. A Mother's Son [5:42]
9. "Crazy in the Head" [2:05]
10. The Striker [3:45]
11. Street Life [4:29]
12. "Never Go Back" [9:14]
13. A Decent Living [1:57]
14. Just the Two of Them [2:37]
15. Behind Bars [8:52]
16. People of the Town [4:56]
17. Nighttime [5:28]
18. Wasn't Meant to Be [2:38]
19. Tommy's Turn [5:25]
20. City View/End Credits [3:25]

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Dead End 2.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is cheaply made, the artwork is printed from a normal PC printer. Terrible quality from a terrible company. Cheesy Flicks is a rip off company and you cannot return the DVD because it costs more to send it back!! Stay away from this DVD buy the offical copy of Dead End from MGM DVD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
bought this since it was so inexpensive & i'd never seen this bogart film & it had a decent cast.
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