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Pickup on South Street (1953)

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80 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

A pickpocket unwittingly lifts a message destined for enemy agents and becomes a target for a Communist spy ring.
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Writers
Samuel Fuller (screenplay) | Dwight Taylor (story)
Cinematographer
Joseph MacDonald (as Joe MacDonald)
Editor
Nick DeMaggio (as Nick De Maggio)
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Release date
May 27, 1953 (United States)

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33 cast members
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Richard Widmark
Skip McCoy Skip McCoy   See fewer
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Thelma Ritter
Moe Williams Moe Williams   See fewer
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Murvyn Vye
Police Captain Dan Tiger Police Captain Dan Tiger   See fewer
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Willis Bouchey
Zara (as Willis B. Bouchey) Zara (as Willis B. Bouchey)   See fewer
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Milburn Stone
Detective Winoki Detective Winoki   See fewer
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Parley Baer
Headquarters Communist in Chair (uncredited) Headquarters Communist in Chair (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Berkeley
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited) Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chet Brandenburg
Fight Spectator (uncredited) Fight Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Virginia Carroll
Nurse (uncredited) Nurse (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Carter
Detective Dietrich (uncredited) Detective Dietrich (uncredited)   See fewer
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Heinie Conklin
Subway Passenger (uncredited) Subway Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Clancy Cooper
Detective Eddie (uncredited) Detective Eddie (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Eldredge
Fenton (uncredited) Fenton (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Gallaudet
Detective Lt. Campion (uncredited) Detective Lt. Campion (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Haines
Library Worker (uncredited) Library Worker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Kumagai
Lum (uncredited) Lum (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jay Loft-Lyn
Microfilm Library Clerk (uncredited) Microfilm Library Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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King Mojave
Elevator Passenger (uncredited) Elevator Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ray Montgomery
Ray - FBI Agent (uncredited) Ray - FBI Agent (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Moody
Coffin Boat Captain (uncredited) Coffin Boat Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
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Roger Moore
Mr. Victor (uncredited) Mr. Victor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jerry O'Sullivan
Enyart - FBI Agent (uncredited) Enyart - FBI Agent (uncredited)   See fewer
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Vic Perry
Lightning Louie - aka Godkin (uncredited) Lightning Louie - aka Godkin (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stuart Randall
Police Commissioner (uncredited) Police Commissioner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alan Reed
Detective (uncredited) Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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Maurice Samuels
Peddler (uncredited) Peddler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Henry Slate
Detective MacGregor (uncredited) Detective MacGregor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ray Stevens
FBI Agent (uncredited) FBI Agent (uncredited)   See fewer
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George E. Stone
Willie - Police Desk Clerk (uncredited) Willie - Police Desk Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Tenbrook
Elevator Passenger (uncredited) Elevator Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wilson Wood
Police Driver (uncredited) Police Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.7 / 10 | 11,603 votes