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Panic in the Streets (1950)

Approved   |    |  Crime, Drama, Film-Noir


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A doctor and a policeman in New Orleans have only 48 hours to locate a killer infected with pneumonic plague.

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Director:

Elia Kazan

Writers:

Richard Murphy (screenplay), Daniel Fuchs (adaptation), Edna Anhalt (story), Edward Anhalt (story)

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25 March 2003 | perfectbond
7
| Decent thriller
This film is actually pertinent even today given the threat of bio-terrorism, and the threats of superbugs, West Nile Virus, and SARS. As a thriller, the tension is fairly intense. Richard Widmark and Paul Douglas are more than serviceable in their roles. The domestic scenes between Widmark and his wife provide a nice interlude to the main plot. The actor in this film who most left his mark is Jack Palance. His sharply defined features and seemingly easygoing exterior always wither way to reveal the avaricious and cruel man beneath the surface. The chase scene through the packing plant is impressive even today. Recommended, 7/10.

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