Panic in the Streets

1950

Elia Kazan
Director

A murder victim is found to be carrying Pneumonic Plague, triggering a city wide hunt for the killer and anyone else who might be infected.

Gritty and realistic with wonderful location work in New Orleans, everybody appears to do most of their own stunts as well, notably Mostel and Palance at the climax.

Topical subject matter after Yahoo trumpeted the concept of 2,000,000 dead from Swine Flu.



12th June 1950
Cinema








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Richard Widmark
Clinton Reed
Paul Douglas
Police Captain Tom Warren
Barbara Bel Geddes
Nancy Reed
Jack Palance
Blackie
Zero Mostel
Raymond Fitch
Dan Riss
Neff - Newspaper Reporter
Tommy Cook
Vince Poldi
Lewis Charles
Kochak - Murder Victim
Herman Cottman
Officer Scott
H. Waller Fowler
Mayor Murray
Elia Kazan
Mortuary Assistant
Tiger Joe Marsh
Bosun
Emile Meyer
Beauglyde
Alex Minotis
John Mefaris
Lenka Peterson
Jeanette
Tommy Rettig
Tommy Reed
Aline Stevens
Mrs Rita Mefaris
Guy Thomajan
Poldi
Arthur Tong
Cabin Boy
H.T. Tsiang
Nile Queen Cook
Pat Walshe
Pat
Val Winter
Commissioner Dan Quinn