Pickup on South Street

Pickup on South Street (1953)

How the law took a chance on a B-girl … and won!

  • Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime
  • Release Date: 1953-05-27
  • User Rating: 7.5/10 from 125 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 20min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: 20th Century Fox
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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From 125 Ratings


In New York City, an insolent pickpocket, Skip McCoy, inadvertently sets off a chain of events when he targets ex-prostitute Candy and steals her wallet. Unaware that she has been making deliveries of highly classified information to the communists, Candy, who has been trailed by FBI agents for months in hopes of nabbing the spy ringleader, is sent by her ex-boyfriend, Joey, to find Skip and retrieve the valuable microfilm he now holds.

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  • Richard Widmark

    as Skip McCoy
  • Jean Peters

    as Candy
  • Thelma Ritter

    as Moe Williams
  • Murvyn Vye

    as Captain Dan Tiger
  • Richard Kiley

    as Joey
  • Willis Bouchey

    as Zara
  • Parley Baer

    as Headquarters Communist in Chair
  • Chet Brandenburg

    as Fight Spectator
  • Frank Kumagai

    as Lum
  • Virginia Carroll

    as Nurse
  • Milburn Stone

    as Detective Winoki
  • Harry Carter

    as Detective Dietrich
  • Clancy Cooper

    as Detective Eddie
  • Henry Slate

    as Detective MacGregor
  • Heinie Conklin

    as Subway Passenger
  • George Eldredge

    as Fenton
  • John Gallaudet

    as Detective Lieutenant Campion
  • Alan Reed

    as Detective
  • Robert Haines

    as Library Worker
  • Jay Loft-Lyn

    as Microfilm Library Clerk
  • Ray Montgomery

    as Ray, FBI Agent
  • Jerry O'Sullivan

    as Enyart, FBI Agent
  • Ray Stevens

    as FBI Agent
  • Ralph Moody

    as Coffin Boat Captain
  • Roger Moore

    as Mr. Victor
  • Vic Perry

    as Lightning Louie
  • George E. Stone

    as Willie, Police Desk Clerk
  • King Mojave

    as Elevator Passenger
  • Harry Tenbrook

    as Elevator Passenger
  • Stuart Randall

    as Police Commissioner
  • Wilson Wood

    as Police Driver
  • Maurice Samuels

    as Peddler
Art Lyle R. Wheeler Art Direction
Sound Leigh Harline Original Music Composer
Sound Lionel Newman Music Director
Costume & Make-Up Travilla Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Charles Le Maire Wardrobe Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Ben Nye Makeup Artist
Sound Harry M. Leonard Sound Editor
Writing Samuel Fuller Screenplay
Directing Samuel Fuller Director
Directing Ad Schaumer Assistant Director
Writing Dwight Taylor Story
Camera Joseph MacDonald Director of Photography
Editing Nick DeMaggio Editor
Production Jules Schermer Producer
Costume & Make-Up Sam Benson Wardrobe Supervisor
Visual Effects Ray Kellogg Visual Effects
Sound Edward B. Powell Orchestrator
Art Al Orenbach Set Decoration
Art George Patrick Art Direction
Sound Winston H. Leverett Sound Editor
Sound Bernard Mayers Orchestrator