Pickup on South Street
First screened in June 2002 / Most recently screened in January 2011
Director: Samuel Fuller. Cast: Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, Thelma Ritter, Richard Kiley, Murvyn Vye, Willis Bouchey, Milburn Stone, Stuart Randall, Ray Montgomery, Jerry O'Sullivan, John Gallaudet, Henry Slate, Harry Carter, Clancy Cooper, George E. Stone. Screenplay: Samuel Fuller (based on a story by Dwight Taylor).

Twitter Capsule: Opens with one of 50s Hollywood's most thrilling sequences. Never puts a foot wrong. Ritter will haunt you.

VOR:   A tough knot of anti-Communist zeal and skepticism toward American crime-fighting, masculinity, and moral convention. Complexities in all directions, staged with muscle and ingenuity.

Photo © 1953 20th Century Fox

Not yet reviewed in full. A

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Supporting Actress: Thelma Ritter

Other Awards:
Venice Film Festival: Bronze Lion

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