Panic in the Streets (1950)

Director
Elia Kazan

Main cast
Richard Widmark; Paul Douglas; Barbara Bel Geddes; Jack Palance; Zero Mostel

Genres
Drama, Thriller, Crime

Description
One night in the New Orleans slums, vicious hoodlum Blackie and his friends kill an illegal immigrant who won too much in a card game. Next morning, Dr. Clint Reed of the Public Health Service confirms the dead man had pneumonic plague. To prevent a catastrophic epidemic, Clint must find and inoculate the killers and their associates, with the reluctant aid of police captain Tom Warren, despite official skepticism, and in total secrecy, lest panic empty the city. Can a doctor turn detective? He has 48 hours to try...


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