Panic in the Streets

"Excellent"

Panic in the Streets Review


In swampy New Orleans, a harried government health officer (Richard Widmark) tracks down two thieves (the inimitable Jack Palance and Zero Mostel) who are carrying a form of bubonic plague. A series of encounters lead our hero closer to the duo while facing increasing resistance from every side -- as no one wants the titular panic in the streets. Noir has been grittier (Mostel lends an inevitable humor to everything he touches), but this comparably early Elia Kazan movie indicates just how prodigious his talents behind the camera could be.


Panic in the Streets

Facts and Figures

Run time: 96 mins

In Theaters: Monday 12th June 1950

Distributed by: Twentieth Century Fox

Production compaines: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 4 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Fresh: 19 Rotten: 1

IMDB: 7.3 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Producer: Sol C. Siegel

Starring: as Lt. Cmdr. Clinton 'Clint' Reed M.D., as Capt. Tom Warren, as Nancy Reed, as Blackie (as Walter Jack Palance), as Raymond Fitch, Dan Riss as Neff - Newspaper Reporter, Tommy Cook as Vince Poldi - Younger Brother

Also starring:

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