About the film
cold war pickpocket noir
Pickup on South Street
Release Date: May 27, 1953
|Slogan||:||«How the law took a chance on a B-girl … and won!»|
|Production Companies||:||20th Century Fox|
|Writers||:||Samuel Fuller, Dwight Taylor|
In New York City, an insolent pickpocket, Skip McCoy, inadvertently sets off a chain of events when he targets ex-prostitute Candy 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, to find Skip and retrieve the valuable microfilm he now holds.