One night in the New Orleans slums, vicious hoodlum Blackie and his friends kill an illegal immigrant who won too much in a card game. Next morning, Dr. Clint Reed of the Public Health Service confirms the dead man had pneumonic plague. To prevent a catastrophic epidemic, Clint must find and inoculate the killers and their associates, with the reluctant aid of police captain Tom Warren, despite official skepticism, and in total secrecy, lest panic empty the city. Can a doctor turn detective? He has 48 hours to try...

  1. Elia Kazan


  2. Richard Murphy


  3. Edna Anhalt


  4. Edward Anhalt


Top Billed Cast

  1. Richard Widmark

    Richard Widmark

    Lt. Cmdr. Clinton 'Clint' Reed M.D.

  2. Paul Douglas

    Paul Douglas

    Capt. Tom Warren

  3. Barbara Bel Geddes

    Barbara Bel Geddes

    Nancy Reed

  4. Jack Palance

    Jack Palance


  5. Zero Mostel

    Zero Mostel

    Raymond Fitch

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Panic in the Streets
Panic in the Streets



Status Released

Release Information

  • June 12, 1950


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 36m

Budget -

Revenue -



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