Pickup on South Street Pickup on South Street

Pickup on South Street

Samuel Fuller

 
Pickup on South Street (Criterion DVD)

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1 Disc

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  • United States
  • 1953
  • 80 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • English
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  • Spine #224

Petty crook Skip McCoy (Richard Widmark) has his eyes fixed on the big score. When the cocky three-time convict picks the pocketbook of unsuspecting Candy (Jean Peters), he finds a haul bigger than he could have imagined: a strip of microfilm bearing confidential U.S. secrets. Tailed by manipulative Feds and the unwitting courier’s Communist puppeteers, Skip and Candy find themselves in a precarious gambit that pits greed against redemption, Right versus Red, and passion against self-preservation. With its dazzling cast and director Samuel Fuller’s signature raw energy and hardboiled repartee, Pickup on South Street is a true film noir classic by one of America’s most passionate cinematic craftsmen.

Cast

Credits

DirectorSamuel Fuller
ProducerJules Schermer
CinematographyJoseph MacDonald
ScreenplaySamuel Fuller
From a story byDwight Taylor
Director of photographyJoe MacDonald
MusicLeigh Harline
Musical directionLionel Newman
Art directionLyle Wheeler and George Patrick
Set decorationAl Orenbach
Film editorNick De Maggio
Wardrobe directionCharles Le Maire
Costumes designed byTravilla
OrchestrationEdward Powell
Makeup artistBen Nye
Special photographic effectsRay Kellogg
SoundWinston H. Leverett

Disc Features

  • New high-definition digital transfer, with restored image and sound
  • Exclusive interview with the late Samuel Fuller, made by renowned film critic Richard Schickel
  • Excerpts from the Cinéma Cinémas series with Fuller discussing the making of the film
  • Illustrated biographical essay on Fuller by Jeb Brody (Scenario, Print magazines)
  • Stills gallery of photos, posters, lobby cards, and original paintings by noted artist Russell Christian (The New York Times, The New Yorker)
  • Trailers for Pickup on South Street and other Fuller features
  • Booklet including excerpts from Fuller’s award-winning autobiography A Third Face, featuring Martin Scorsese’s introduction and Fuller on Pickup on South Street_, plus a new essay by acclaimed cultural historian Luc Sante (_Low Life, Evidence)
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
  • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

    New cover by Lucien S. Y. Yang

Film Essays

Pickup on South Street: Extra! Pickpocket Foils Doom Plot!

By Luc SanteFebruary 16, 2004

Samuel Fuller had ink in his veins, just like the hero of his 1952 newspaper epic, Park Row. . . . Read more »

Photo Galleries

Black and White in Color

February 06, 2013


Clippings

SAM FULLER, “THE COMPLETE AUTEUR”

April 19, 2009

“Why Sam Fuller?” a new essay by Tag Gallagher, in the latest issue of Senses of Cinema, asks. . . . Read more »


Features

Me and Sam Fuller

By Lisa DombrowskiDecember 29, 2008

It is a good time to belong to the cult of Fuller. Those of us who consider ourselves members . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Pickup on South Street: Extra! Pickpocket Foils Doom Plot!

By Luc SanteFebruary 16, 2004

Samuel Fuller had ink in his veins, just like the hero of his 1952 newspaper epic, Park Row. . . . Read more »