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Pickup on South Street

Author: Samuel FullerJules SchermerDwight TaylorRichard WidmarkJean PetersAll authors
Publisher: [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2004], ©1953.
Series: Criterion collection, 224.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Petty crook Skip McCoy has his eye set on the big score. When the three-time convict picks the pocketbook of unsuspecting Candy, he finds a haul bigger than he ever could have imagined: a strip of microfilm bearing confidential U.S. secrets. Tailed by the Feds and the unwitting courier's Communist puppeteers, Skip and Candy find themselves in a precarious gambit that pits greed against redemption.
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery films
Feature films
Drama
Fiction films
Film noir
Spy films
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Fuller; Jules Schermer; Dwight Taylor; Richard Widmark; Jean Peters; Thelma Ritter; Murvyn Vye; Richard Kiley; Willis Bouchey; Jerry O'Sullivan; Harry Carter; Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation.; Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN: 1559409487 9781559409483
OCLC Number: 53997060
Language Note: Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Full screen format (aspect ratio 1.33:1).
Originally released as a motion picture in 1953.
Special features: exclusive video interview with the late Sam Fuller ; Cinéma cinémas: "Fuller", French television show with Fuller discussing the making of the film ; illustrated biographical essay on Fuller ; complete Fuller poster filmography ; stills galleries of photos, lobby cards, and original paintings ; trailers for eight Sam Fuller films ; 20-page booklet including excerpts from Fuller's "A third face: my tale of writing, fighting, and filmmaking" featuring Martin Scorsese's introduction, and Fuller on Pickup on South Street, plus a new essay by acclaimed cultural historian Luc Sante.
Credits: Director of photography, Joseph MacDonald ; art directors, George Patrick, Lyle R. Wheeler ; editor, Nick De Maggio ; music, Leigh Harline ; costume designer, Travilla ; special photographic effects, Ray Kellogg.
Cast: Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, Thelma Ritter, Murvyn Vye, Richard Kiley, Willis Bouchey, Jerry O'Sullivan, Harry Carter.
Target Audience: Not rated by MPAA.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 80 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC.
Series Title: Criterion collection, 224.
Other Titles: Samuel Fuller's Pickup on South Street
Responsibility: 20th Century Fox ; screen play by Samuel Fuller, from a story by Dwight Taylor ; produced by Jules Schermer ; directed by Samuel Fuller.

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Petty crook Skip McCoy has his eye set on the big score. When the three-time convict picks the pocketbook of unsuspecting Candy, he finds a haul bigger than he ever could have imagined: a strip of microfilm bearing confidential U.S. secrets. Tailed by the Feds and the unwitting courier's Communist puppeteers, Skip and Candy find themselves in a precarious gambit that pits greed against redemption.

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