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Panic in the Streets
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The story, which takes place in New Orleans, or New Awlins', if you prefer, begins as a seedy poker game breaks up early due to one of the players feeling all sick like...Read more ›
"Panic in the Streets" looks good in its first presentation on DVD. There's a predictable amount of grain and dirt but, on the whole, there's nothing to panic about.Read more ›
This amazing gritty documentary-style film just jells perfectly; the setup of the plague, Richard Widmark and Paul Douglas' dilemma, the sleazy New Orleans waterfront dives and characters.
Director Elia Kazan used real locations and often real local people; some of the cops were New Orleans cops, etc.
I'm so glad that this has finally been released....and hopefully most of you will discover one of the most distinctive films of the late 1940's...right up with there with "White Heat".
And....to top it off, the opening theme music by Alfred Newman is, in my mind, one of the amazingly spirited and exiting themes in the history of motion pictures.....
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Richard Widmark and Jack Palance star in this 1950 gritty thriller directed by Elia Kazan. It offers a bit of a different twist on similar film-noir for the fact that its villain... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Ronald Epstein
Everyone should see this movie. Great film-noir. Gritty and scary as hell.Published 3 months ago by launell
Great Widmark film. I liked it for the public health aspect.Published 4 months ago by Mary V. Kennedy
Richard Widmark is more reserved than he is in other film-noir movies he did, but still great nonetheless. Very enjoyable. Blu-ray looks very nice too!Published 5 months ago by Walter Sobchak
IMO this is one of the best suspense movies ever made. There is no cgi, no special effects, no blood or gore, just a great cast and excellent acting.Published 5 months ago by Roy Shultz
Bubonic plague in New Orleans -- and as if that isn't enough, Jack Palance is out to get what's owed him. Read morePublished 7 months ago by HDB III