No Way Out

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No Way Out

film noir race riot hospital racism doctor black doctor

No Way Out

Release Date: August 16, 1950

Year    :   1950
Slogan    :   «Is it a question... or an answer?»
Genres    :   Crime, Drama, Thriller
Production Companies    :   20th Century Fox
Director    :   Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Producers    :   Darryl F. Zanuck
Writers    :   Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Lesser Samuels
RunTime    :   106 mins.

Robbers Ray Biddle and his brother are shot and taken to the local hospital. There, the two are treated by Dr. Brooks, the hospital's only black doctor. The brothers assault Brooks with racist slurs. And, when his brother ends up dying on the operating table, Ray accuses the doctor of murdering him. Blind with rage, Ray works to turn the white community of the city against Brooks, who finds an unlikely ally in the dead man's widow, Edie.

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