The Art of Cinema #140


Pickup on South Street
(Samuel Fuller, 1953)

3 comments:

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