Panic in the Streets (1950)
Average Rating: 7.3/10
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Filmed entirely on location in New Orleans, Panic in the Streets stars Richard Widmark as Dr. Clinton Reed, a physician from the U.S. Health Service who must race against time to stop a plague. The carrier was an illegal alien, murdered by criminals Jack Palance and Zero Mostel. When local officials note the strange condition of the corpse, they fear that the germs will spread to epidemic proportions, and thus summon Reed to wrest control of the situation. At first facing opposition from
Jun 12, 1950 Wide
Mar 15, 2005
Twentieth Century Fox
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Dr. Clinton Reed
Police Capt. Tom Warren
Barbara Bel Geddes
Commissioner Dan Quinn
Stanley J. Reyes
Emile G. Meyer
Tiger Joe Marsh
There is vivid action, nice human touches and some bizarre moments. Jack Palance gives a sharp performance.
A classy thriller, much less laden with significance than most Kazan movies.
A taut thriller with a poignant message, Panic in the Streets, which won the Oscar for Motion Picture Story, is well directed by Kazan and well acted by Richard Widmark, Jack Palance, Zero Mostell (just before he was blacklisted) and others.
Fine Elia Kazan drama with Richard Widmark.
Performances by Richard Widmark and Jack Palance and the New Orleans settings distinguish this not-quite-noir.
This comparably early Elia Kazan movie indicates just how prodigious his talents behind the camera could be.
Kazan's tense thriller reminds us that Jack Palance's skin needed to get all leathery later in life to prevent his ludicrously prominent cheekbones from piercing through.
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