Pickup on South Street (17-Jun-1953)|
Director: Samuel Fuller
Writers: Samuel Fuller; Dwight Taylor
Keywords: Thriller, Film Noir
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Review by Nickie Black (posted on 12-Aug-2008)
I have always loved Richard Widmark but never seen this film until it ran yesterday on TCM. I was shocked by the quality of the story and the acting. I watch many of this genre just for the memories of the way things were. The courtesy, the clothes and the class. I never expected such a fun and interesting plot. The thing that shocked me most was the unexpected depth of the characters and the way the plot kept deepening in suspense. Most of these 50,s films are so easy to guess what will happen next, but not this one. I loved the police going through the profile cards one at a time, long before computers aided them to find a suspect within moments. I also enjoyed the cast of characters, some being quite talented. I really enjoyed it and will end up going online to purchase. I couldn't believe how enjoyable it was watching the pure talent of Mr. Widmark and his beautiful co-star, there was no nakedness and yet the love scenes were so sexy it was unbelievable. I had so much fun and even forgot it was in black and white. I hadnt seen a movie that great in a long time. I so love the way Mr. Widmark could express sheer emotion with just a simple twist of his face. Dont miss this one, I think you will find it a wonderful gem of moviemaking at its best.
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