Panic in the Streets Poster

Release Date: 1950

DVD Release Date: March 15th, 2005

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary
After Dr. Clint Reed (Richard Widmark) is called in to supervise an autopsy of a unknown man, he discovers that the John Doe died of pneumonic plague. Revealing his discovery to the mayor and city officials, Reed is informed that he has 48 hours before the public will be told about a potential outbreak. Joined by Captain Tom Warren (Paul Douglas) and his wife, Nancy (Barbara Bel Geddes), Reed must race against time to find out where the unknown man came from.

Cast: Richard Widmark, Paul Douglas, Barbara Bel Geddes, Jack Palance, Zero Mostel, Dan Riss, Tommy Cook, Edward Kennedy

Director: Elia Kazan

Genres: Thriller

Keywords: Doctor, 1950s, Wife, Mystery, Transformation, Melodramatic, Pursuit, Suspenseful, Brooding, Quest, Police officer

Awards

Winner Writing (Motion Picture Story)