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Pickup on South Street (1953)

NR 05/27/1953 (US) ThrillerCrime 1h 20m

How the law took a chance on a B-girl … and won!


In New York City, an insolent pickpocket, Skip McCoy, inadvertently sets off a chain of events when he targets ex-prostitute Candy and steals her wallet. Unaware that she has been making deliveries of highly classified information to the communists, Candy, who has been trailed by FBI agents for months in hopes of nabbing the spy ringleader, is sent by her ex-boyfriend, Joey, to find Skip and retrieve the valuable microfilm he now holds.

  1. Samuel Fuller

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Dwight Taylor


Top Billed Cast

  1. Richard Widmark

    Richard Widmark

    Skip McCoy

  2. Jean Peters

    Jean Peters


  3. Thelma Ritter

    Thelma Ritter

    Moe Williams

  4. Murvyn Vye

    Murvyn Vye

    Captain Dan Tiger

  5. Richard Kiley

    Richard Kiley


  6. Willis Bouchey

    Willis Bouchey


  7. Parley Baer

    Parley Baer

    Headquarters Communist in Chair

  8. Chet Brandenburg

    Chet Brandenburg

    Fight Spectator

  9. Frank Kumagai


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Pickup on South Street
Pickup on South Street

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $780,000.00

Revenue -


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