German title: Sackgasse – Im Schatten der Wolkenkratzer Francaise title: Rue sans issue Spain title: Calle sin salida Greek title: Δρόμος χωρίς διέξοδο Russian title: Тупик Original title: Dead End
Alternative titles: Dead End: Cradle of Crime / Callejón sin salida / Dromos horis diexodo / Δρομος χωρις διεξοδο / La rue sans issue
Drama – USA Production year: 1937 Movie length: 85 minutes (20 votes cast)
Director: William Wyler Writer: Lillian Hellman, Sidney Kingsley Cinematograph: Gregg Toland Music: Alfred Newman
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.