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Pickup on South Street

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In New York, the pickpocket Skip McCoy steals a wallet in the purse of a woman named Candy in the subway. His action is witnessed by FBI Agent Zara but Skip escapes from the wagon with the wallet. When Candy discovers that she was stolen, she returns to the house of her former lover Joey that is worried about the incident. Meanwhile Zara goes to the police station and asks Captain Dan Tiger to identify the pickpockets in that area. He explains that he was following Candy that would deliver a microfilm to the chief of a communist spy ring. Captain Tiger summons the old informer Moe that sells the identity and address of Skip. Candy also seeks out Moe trying to find the pickpocket that stole her wallet. Meanwhile Skip finds the microfilm and learns how valuable it is to the communists. Candy also discovers that Joey is communist and is using her in a treason act and she falls in love with Skip. Soon a cat and mouse game among Skip, the police department and the spies begins.... Show more

Great Action with a great cast, a good storyline and above all: the most funny dialogues ever. In the United Kingdom, Pickup on South Street became one of the highest-grossed Crime movies. I sat for a long time after the end of Pickup on South Street, reflecting on my thoughts. At all, Thriller can boast of one of the biggest numbers of good movies. I really like film music, this movie's pure strip. Pickup on South Street appeared on the screenings in 1953 and immediately became one of the most moving cinematic films of recent years. It's a movie for everyone, I'm sure you'll like it after watching.... Show more

Directors: Samuel Fuller
Countries: United States
Release: 1953-08-01
Duration: 80 min
IMDb Rating: 7.7