Pickup on South Street [1953] [Criterion] (DVD)

Samuel Fuller

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Petty crook Skip McCoy (Richard Widmark) has his eyes fixed on a big score. When the cocky three-time convict picks the pocketbook of unsuspecting Candy (Jean Peters), he finds a haul bigger than he could have imagined: a strip of microfilm bearing confidential U.S. secrets. Tailed by manipulative Feds and the unwitting courier's Communist puppeteers, Skip and Candy find themselves in a precarious gambit that pits greed against redemption, Right versus Red, and passion against self-preservation. With its dazzling cast and director Samuel Fuller's signature raw energy and hard-boiled repartee, Pickup On South Street is a true film noir by one of America's most passionate cinematic craftsmen.

Product Details

  • Starring: Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, Thelma Ritter, Murvyn Vye, Richard Kiley
  • Format: Black & White, Dolby, DVD, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Label: The Criterion Collection
  • Release Date: 02/17/2004
  • Run Time: 80 minutes
  • Catalogue #: 224

Special Features

  • Exclusive Interview with the Late Samuel Fuller, Made by Renowned Film Critic Richard Schickel
  • Excerpts From the Cinema Cinemas Series With Fuller Discussing the Making Of the Film
  • Illustrated Biographical Essay On Fuller by Jeb Brody (Scenario, Print Magazines)
  • Stills Gallery of Photos, Posters, Lobby Cards and Original Paintings by Noted Artist Russell Christian
  • Trailers For Pickup On South Street and Other Fuller Features
  • Booklet Including Excerpts from Fuller's Award-Winning Autobiography A Third Face, Featuring Martin Scorsese's Introduction and Fuller Historian Luc Sante (Low Life, Evidence)
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