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#1 of 9 OFFLINE   Dave B Ferris

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Posted May 10 2005 - 08:22 AM

If my conclusions are correct, the DVD listed at Amazon's
French web site under the title 'Mark Dixon, Private
Detective', is the film perhaps better known as
'Where The Sidewalk Ends'.

I ordered the French DVD blindly - the DVD was shipped
today.

In the meantime, can anybody confirm 'Mark Dixon, Private
Detective' is indeed one and the same as 'Where The
Sidewalk Ends?

#2 of 9 OFFLINE   John Hodson

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Posted May 10 2005 - 09:48 AM

IMDB says:

Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950) aka "Mark Dixon, détective" - France
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#3 of 9 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted May 10 2005 - 03:09 PM

Why not just get the UK DVD of Where the Sidewalk Ends?

#4 of 9 OFFLINE   Irina

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Posted May 10 2005 - 11:30 PM

I believe you are right:
http://www.fnac.com/....To=0&Nu=2&Fr=0

The other Otto Preminger's film noir are available in the UK:

http://www.bensonswo....0000088188.asp

http://www.bensonswo....0000088195.asp

And another (UK) edition of 'Where the Sidewalk Ends':
http://www.bensonswo....0000088192.asp

#5 of 9 OFFLINE   John Hodson

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Posted May 10 2005 - 11:36 PM

Yes, he's right...

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So many films, so little time...
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Lt. Col. Thursday: Beaufort; no preliminary nonsense with him, no ceremonial phrasing. Straight from the shoulder as I tell you, do you hear me? They're recalcitrant swine and they must feel it...


#6 of 9 OFFLINE   Gary Tooze

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Posted May 18 2005 - 11:14 AM

Here is our review of the BFI UK DVD:

http://www.dvdbeaver....dewalkends.htm

If you want more Noir Preminger, try Fallen Angel:

http://www.dvdbeaver....allenangel.htm

or Whirlpool

http://www.dvdbeaver...2/whirlpool.htm

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#7 of 9 OFFLINE   Oliver_Groth

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Posted May 19 2005 - 12:04 AM

Gary, you forgot to include your review of Angel Face Posted Image

http://www.dvdbeaver...e/angelface.htm

#8 of 9 OFFLINE   Gary Tooze

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Posted May 22 2005 - 12:55 AM

I wasn't thinking outside of BFI releases there for a moment Oliver...

This is actually the current available Angel Face (the other is oop):

http://www.dvdbeaver....angel-face.htm

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#9 of 9 OFFLINE   Charles H

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Posted May 23 2005 - 12:07 PM

I wonder if the BFI will bring out on dvd THE THIRTEENTH LETTER, Otto Preminger's 1951 remake of Clouzot's LE CORBEAU. I believe that this is Preminger's best film noir with terrific performances from Linda Darnell and Charles Boyer. It is also Preminger's first use of his later characteristic location work.
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