Pickup on South Street

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Pickup on South Street

cold war pickpocket film noir

Pickup on South Street

Release Date: May 27, 1953

Year    :   1953
Slogan    :   «How the law took a chance on a B-girl … and won!»
Genres    :   Crime, Thriller, Romance
Production Companies    :   20th Century Fox
Director    :   Samuel Fuller
Producers    :   Jules Schermer
Writers    :   Samuel Fuller, Dwight Taylor
RunTime    :   80 mins.
Budget    :   780000

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.

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