Panic in the Streets

THE SCREEN'S GREATEST EXCITEMENT OF THE YEAR!
Rating 4.2
51 ratings
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 36 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1950
  • Label: 20th Century Fox
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Commentary by Film Historians Alain Silver & James Ursini
    • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Dual Layer
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
    • Subtitles - English, Spanish

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , &
Performer: , , , , , &
Directed by
Edited by
Screenwriting by &
Composition by
Cinematography by
Produced by

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1950 - Best Motion Picture Story: Edna Anhalt & Edward Anhalt

Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 08/04/1995
"...Kazan's tough, trim PANIC is a kind of virus noir..." -- Rating: B+
USA Today - 12/28/1990
"...Zero Mostel is good as a creep; so is killer Jack Palance..."
Los Angeles Times - 04/03/2005
"[A] riveting action thriller, which makes great use of its New Orleans location."
Uncut - 05/01/2005
"[A] great 1950 Elia Kazan thriller with gritty doc-style toughness..."
Sight and Sound - 06/01/2005
"The filmmakers use their locations well and never let the sense of urgency dissipate."
A.V. Club - 04/11/2013
"[A]n extraordinarily stylish, carefully wrought depiction of a hypothetical -- the CONTAGION of its time." -- Grade: B+

Product Description:

A medical examiner discovers that an innocent shooting victim in a robbery died of bubonic plague. With only 48 hours to find the killer, who is now a ticking time bomb threatening the entire city, a grisly manhunt through the seamy underworld of the New Orleans Waterfront is underway. Academy Award Nominations: Best Motion Picture Story.

Plot Synopsis:

Three thieves murder an illegal alien stricken with the bubonic plague and unknowingly catch the disease themselves. Now it's up to a dedicated public health official and the police to track down the criminals... before it's too late for everybody.

Plot Keywords:

Film Noir | Suspense | Theatrical Release | Thriller

Production Notes:

  • Film debut for actor Jack Palance.
  • Shot on location in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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  • UPC: 024543855309
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