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Pickup On South Street

In New York City, an insolent pickpocket, Skip McCoy (Richard Widmark), inadvertently sets off a chain of events when he targets ex-prostitute Candy (Jean Peters) 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 (Richard Kiley), to find Skip and retrieve the valuable microfilm he now holds.

Release Date

May 27, 1953

Running Time

80 minutes

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Richard Widmark

Richard Widmark

Jean Peters

Jean Peters

Thelma Ritter

Thelma Ritter


Director Samuel Fuller

Screenplay Samuel Fuller

Producer Jules Schermer

Cinematography Joseph MacDonald

Editing Nick DeMaggio

Music Leigh Harline

Distributor 20th Century Studios

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