Pickup on South Street 1953 PG

3.00PM Sat 13 May 2017 (1hr 20mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

Pickpocket Skip McCoy (Richard Widmark) gets more than he bargains for when he inadvertently nabs a strip of Top Secret microfilm from a woman on the subway. This mistake quickly makes him and Candy (Jean Peters), the woman from whom he stole it, targets for devious federal agents - as well as members of a treasonous Communist cell. Samuel Fuller brings his trademark high intensity to this brilliantly crafted piece of Cold War paranoia where, as film critic Chuck Bowen describes it, the cast of characters is a "lurid cavalcade of unforgettable oddballs who collectively show America to be a place of cracked schemers and dreamers working for their own interest."

CREDITS

35MM, BLACK AND WHITE, MONO, 80 MINUTES, UNITED STATES, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: SAMUEL FULLER / PRODUCER: JULES SCHERMER / SCRIPT: SAMUEL FULLER, DWIGHT TAYLOR / CINEMATOGRAPHER: JOSEPH MACDONALD / EDITOR: NICK MAGGIO / MUSIC: LEIGH HARLINE / CAST: RICHARD WIDMARK, JEAN PETERS, THELMA RITTER, MURVYN VYE / PRODUCTION COMPANY: TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: PARK CIRCUS / SCREENING FORMAT: 35MM 

PG | Medium level violence, Sexual references