Side Street ★★★★

Quick little meditation on guilt. Farley Granger lifts what he thinks is a mere $200 from the desk of a rich lawyer, but it turns out to be $30,000 and suddenly Granger is in deeper than he bargained for. The complication? This money is dirty: the lawyer got it framing another man in a sex scandal, and now the sum in linked to a murder. Granger has done something wrong, but it's nothing compared to what his "victim" has done, and now he can't redeem himself without falling deeper down the rabbit hole. Guilt isn't something you can easily sell back once you've bought it.

Anthony Mann

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