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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.
[The] best and most neglected of Elia Kazan's early features.
The ostensibly documentary approach veers into something more dreamlike.
It, too, uses social commentary but it's so expertly folded into the story, and so gripping, that it succeeds as both art and entertainment.
Superbly made look at scientists battling a contagious disease, with Widmark outstanding lead.
Still tense today, more than 60 years after it was made
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.
This is a tense, offbeat, and fairly absorbing drama.
Fine Elia Kazan drama with Richard Widmark.
Performances by Richard Widmark and Jack Palance and the New Orleans settings distinguish this not-quite-noir.
An underrated cracker.
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
When a dead man is fished out of the harbor with two bullet holes and a case of pneumonic plague the police pull out all the stops to find the killer before he spreads the disease. High stakes drama with an outstanding cast.
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