Saturday, March 19, 2011
PICKUP ON SOUTH STREET
And many others...
Skip ( Richard Widmark )
Candy ( Jean Peters )
Agent Zara ( Willis Bouchey ) Captain Tiger ( Murvyn Vye ), and Moe ( Thelma Ritter )
Joey ( Richard Kiley )
Skip is a master pickpocket. One day while riding the subway, he picks the wrong purse to steal from.
That handbag belongs to a woman named Candy. One of the items Skip took was microfilm containing U.S. goverment secrets.
It was supposed to be delivered to some communist spies. As it turns out, Candy's boyfriend is working for them, and she didn't know what she was carrying.
The cops find out Skip is the pickpocket. They try to convince him of how important that microfilm is to his country's security, but he either doesn't believe them, or he doesn't care.
Later on, Candy uses her feminine charms on Skip, but Skip's not falling for it. In fact, Skip's REALLY rough with her. At one point he even knocks her out.
Things finally come to a climax, and everyone's true colors are revealed....
Candy: "Just one of those tough breaks, Joey"
Joey: "We're not criminals!"
Moe: "When the cost of living goes up, my prices go up. When the price of living goes down, my price goes down"
Tiger: "He got me suspended twice, for smacking him. Cost me six months pay"
Skip: "You waving the flag at me?"
Black and white
Region - Not applicable
Company - FOX
Rated - Not applicable
Extras - Not applicable
Inserts - Not applicable
OBTAINED AT - HULU
PRICE - Free
DO I WANT MY MONEY BACK?:
NO!... I love this movie.
I own the CRITERION DVD of this movie, and I can not praise it enough. It's worth every penny, especially if you buy it on sale, like I did. I got mine at BARNES & NOBLE for fifteen dollars ( during a fifty percent off sale ).
The DVD contains a beautiful thick booklet.
This post is about the "watch for free" version at the HULU website.
FYI: There's a remake called THE CAPE TOWN AFFAIR.