Dead End (1937)

Director
William Wyler

Main cast
Sylvia Sidney; Joel McCrea; Humphrey Bogart; Wendy Barrie; Claire Trevor

Genres
Crime, Drama

Description
The Dead End Kids are introduced in their intricate East Side slum, overlooked by the apartments of the rich. Their antics, some funny, some vicious, alternate with subplots: unemployed architect Dave is torn between Drina, sweet but equally poor, and Kay, a rich man's mistress; gangster Baby Face Martin returns to his old neighborhood and finds that nobody is glad to see him. Then violent crime, both juvenile and adult, impacts the neighborhood and its people.


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