Tag Archive: Richard Widmark

Jun 21

Episode 27: Pickup on South Street

Pickup on South StreetIn this week’s episode, we go through the pros and cons (heh) of Samuel Fuller’s Pickup on South Street!

We highly recommend you watch the film before listening to the episode, because we go straight into spoiler territory. This film is sadly not available on any “official” streaming channels at this time, but Dailymotion usually has a copy floating around. If you would like to see a version that is less grey-market, the film is easily available on DVD.

Join us on July 7th for second Samuel Fuller film in a row: The Naked Kiss!

Pickup on South Street (1953)
Pickup on South Street poster Rating: 7.8/10 (10,294 votes)
Director: Samuel Fuller
Writer: Samuel Fuller (screenplay), Dwight Taylor (story)
Stars: Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, Thelma Ritter, Murvyn Vye
Runtime: 80 min
Rated: APPROVED
Genre: Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
Released: 01 Aug 1953
Plot: A pickpocket unwittingly lifts a message destined for enemy agents and becomes a target for a Communist spy ring.

Feb 21

Episode 19: Night and the City

Night and the CityThis week, we watch Jules Dassin’s London-based masterpiece, Night and the City!

We highly recommend you watch the film before listening to the episode, because it’s excellent, and we spoil the ending. This film is currently available on DVD, and there is also currently a copy on YouTube with Greek subtitles.

Join us on March 7th for our episode on Gun Crazy!

Night and the City (1950)
Night and the City poster Rating: 8.0/10 (9,527 votes)
Director: Jules Dassin
Writer: Jo Eisinger (screenplay), Gerald Kersh (novel)
Stars: Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney, Googie Withers, Hugh Marlowe
Runtime: 96 min
Rated: NOT RATED
Genre: Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery
Released: 27 Nov 1950
Plot: A small-time grifter and nightclub tout takes advantage of some fortuitous circumstances and tries to become a big-time player as a wrestling promoter.