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Pickup on South Street


Samuel Fuller scarcely used Dwight Taylor's source material, a languid courtroom romance, in crafting this pugnacious potboiler. Pickup on South Street is strictly Fuller film noir -- lean and wicked straight to its core. Barely out of prison, loner and pickpocket Skip McCoy (Richard Widmark) quietly helps himself to the contents of a woman's purse. His beautiful victim, Candy ([[Performer~P56278~Jean Peters~jeanpeters]]), turns out to be an unwitting courier for the communist underground; McCoy's booty...more