Pickup on South Street (1953)

In Samuel Fuller’s New York noir, the FBI pressures a pickpocket to help them track down Communist spies.

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  • Pickup on High Street Alternative
  • Pick up on South Street Alternative
  • Blaze of Glory Alternative

Introduction

Fuller’s film about a pickpocket (Widmark) pressurised by the FBI to help them hunt down Communist spies is characteristic in its blending of a pacy, punchy generic narrative, an unapologetically forthright approach to political issues, and vividly drawn characters driven by none-too-lofty motives.

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