The film tells the tale of shady pickpocket Skip McCoy (Richard Widmark) who steals a wallet belonging to Candy (Jean Peters) who, unbeknownst to her, is carrying microfilm containing government secrets. Anxious to recover the film, Joey, Candy's ex-lover and the man using her as courier, convinces her to find the thief.
Great NYC Thriller.
- Pickup on South Street review by Steve Mason
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Sam Fuller's sensational Noir on the 'Commie Threat' features one of the great performances from heartbreaking Thelma Ritter. Ripped from the headlines of the day by ex-journo, Fuller. A fascinating and exciting ride.