Lions, Towers & Shields #45 February 27, 2022
Pickup on South Street

Donna Reed Can Burn in Hell

Please enjoy a heaping helping of film noir with a side of anti-Communism. Sam Fuller’s 1953 “Pickup on South Street” is well-directed, and especially well-acted by Thelma Ritter, Richard Widmark and character actor Murvyn Vye - but you can call him Tiger. There’s a crackerjack score, and a reasonably suspenseful plot, too, and the cinematography is inventive and compelling.

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Show Notes

The Movie: review/commentary on a single classic film

Next time, we’ll watch

Letter to Three Wives (1949)

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