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Pickup on South Street / 20th Century Fox ; screen play by Samuel Fuller, from a story by Dwight Taylor ; produced by Jules Schermer ; directed by Samuel Fuller.

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Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Series Information

Criterion collection ; 224.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Culver-Union Twp PL - Culver DVD DRAMA PIC (Text) 34304000082079 Adult - DVD Available -
Peabody PL - Columbia City DVD DRAMA (Text) 30403001652932 DVD - Drama Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1559409487
  • ISBN: 9781559409483
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 80 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Irvington, NY?] : Criterion Collection, 2004.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Full screen format (aspect ratio 1.33:1).
Originally released as a motion picture in 1953.
Special features: exclusive video interview with the late Sam Fuller ; Cinéma cinémas: "Fuller", French television show with Fuller discussing the making of the film ; illustrated biographical essay on Fuller ; complete Fuller poster filmography ; stills galleries of photos, lobby cards, and original paintings ; trailers for eight Sam Fuller films ; 20-page booklet including excerpts from Fuller's "A third face: my tale of writing, fighting, and filmmaking" featuring Martin Scorsese's introduction, and Fuller on Pickup on South Street, plus a new essay by acclaimed cultural historian Luc Sante.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Joseph MacDonald ; art directors, George Patrick, Lyle R. Wheeler ; editor, Nick De Maggio ; music, Leigh Harline ; costume designer, Travilla ; special photographic effects, Ray Kellogg.
Participant or Performer Note:
Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, Thelma Ritter, Murvyn Vye, Richard Kiley, Willis Bouchey, Jerry O'Sullivan, Harry Carter.
Summary, etc.:
Petty crook Skip McCoy has his eye set on the big score. When the three-time convict picks the pocketbook of unsuspecting Candy, he finds a haul bigger than he ever could have imagined: a strip of microfilm bearing confidential U.S. secrets. Tailed by the Feds and the unwitting courier's Communist puppeteers, Skip and Candy find themselves in a precarious gambit that pits greed against redemption.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated by MPAA.
System Details Note:
Language Note:
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Subject: Pickpockets > Drama.
Ex-convicts > Drama.
Espionage > Drama.
Microfilms > Drama.
Security classification (Government documents) > Drama.
Genre: Spy films.
Feature films.
Film noir.
Films for the hearing impaired.

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