New York Film Locations

 





Pickup on South Street (1953)

On a crowded subway, Skip McCoy (Richard Widmark) picks the purse of Candy (Jean Peters). Among his take, although he does not know it at the time, is a piece of top-secret microfilm that was being passed by Candy's consort, a Communist agent. Candy discovers the whereabouts of the film through Moe Williams, a police informer. She attempts to seduce McCoy to recover the film. She fails to get back the film and falls in love with him. The desperate agent exterminates Moe and savagely beats Candy. McCoy, now goaded into action, confronts the agent in a particularly brutal fight in a subway.


Broome Street and Centre Street, Manhattan.
   

New York Public Library, 5th Avenue (btw 40th and 42nd Street) Manhattan.
   





 


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