The Art of Cinema #140

Pickup on South Street
(Samuel Fuller, 1953)


Jeff Duncanson said...

This movie is one tough little nut, that's for sure.

When Richard Kiley's commie bad guy shot Jean Peters in the back I almost jumped out of my seat. Also, the best fistfight in movie history. Period.

Vanwall said...

Yeah, Kiley was a major slime-ball in this one and I remembered that when I saw the "Night Gallery" episode he was in. I was really impressed with Peters in this film, which wasn't preachy until the very end. Widmark was amazingly sympathetic for that period, but let's face it, everybody loved a cheap crook up against a Commie rat. ;-)

Mr said...

flawless film noir