Panic in the Streets (1950)
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as Tommy Reed
as Raymond Fitch
as Lt. Cmd. Clinton 'Clint' Reed M.D.
as Capt. Tom Warren
as Nancy Reed
as Vince Poldi
as John Mefaris
as Capt. Beauclyde
as Sgt. Phelps
as Dr. Paul Gafney
as Commissioner Dan Quinn
as Dr. Mackey
as Angie Fitch
as Rita Mefaris
as Hotel Proprietor
as Coast Guard Lieutenant
as Lascar Boy
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Critic Reviews for Panic in the Streets
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.
Superbly made look at scientists battling a contagious disease, with Widmark outstanding lead.
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.
Audience Reviews for Panic in the Streets
Not panic enough to entertain.
With such a great cast this could have been an great classic, but the movie has it's boring slow scenes, other than that I liked it. The story is exciting and the actors do their best.
a medical thriller where widmark gets to play the hero for a change. he's a public health doctor racing the clock to prevent an outbreak of plague in new orleans. jack palance is a very effective villain in his film debut. good suspense
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