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 Widmak & Jack Palance are great in this movie It has been a long time the last I seen this movie lots of suspense right up to the end I not going to give the plot away... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kenneth J Brower
A taut,exciting 1950 film well cast with Richard Widmark as a public health official trying to track down potential plague carriers before they infect others,grudgingly assisted by... Read morePublished 2 months ago by mihos
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 5 months ago by Ronald Epstein
Everyone should see this movie. Great film-noir. Gritty and scary as hell.Published 8 months ago by launell