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"PICKUP ON SOUTH STREET" RICHARD WIDMARK, JEAN PETERS TUESDAY 9:45 P.M. EASTERN TCM

 

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9:45 p.m. Eastern--  "Pickup on South Street"  Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, Thelma Ritter, Richard Kiley, Murvyn Vye, Willis Bouchey, Milburn Stone

 

Forceful, acidic film noir, mixing crime and espionage, directed by the gritty Samuel Fuller.  Richard Widmark is one of my favorite noir actors, and Thelma Ritter gives one of her standout performances in a poignant role.  Not for the faint-hearted.

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Great movie thanks for the heads up @Oznell  

@Oznell  May I ask who is in your pic? I am assuming a actress from the old movies. It looks familiar to me. If you don't mind answering. I love your take on these threads on movies. Thanks for keeping me entertained especially now. 🙏❤️

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Oh, no, of course I don't mind answering, @godi !  You are always such a sweetheart.  I found it ages ago and thought what a cute, early vaudeville-looking photo of a child actress, but couldn't pinpoint who it was.  Then, it was identified (I think) as a young Clara Bow, by perhaps either @dooBdoo or possibly @mtc?

 

Can't believe I'm not remembering for sure if it's Clara Bow, or who the clever poster was who identified her!  But that's my best recollection... if I'm wrong, I hope to be corrected. 

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Re: "PICKUP ON SOUTH STREET" RICHARD WIDMARK, JEAN PETERS TUESDAY 9:45 P.M. EASTERN TCM

@Oznell. I think you've posted before it's Clara Bow.

Milburn Stone was the doctor I think (or perhaps sheriff?) in some western TV show that went on for years. I can picture him but am too lazy to look up which western.
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Re: "PICKUP ON SOUTH STREET" RICHARD WIDMARK, JEAN PETERS TUESDAY 9:45 P.M. EASTERN TCM

Hey, thanks for confirming that, @Pearlee --  I wasn't 100% sure, but 'somewhat' sure!

 

I'm thinking that Milburn Stone was the reassuring doctor on "Gunsmoke",  but again, don't quote me!

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Re: "PICKUP ON SOUTH STREET" RICHARD WIDMARK, JEAN PETERS TUESDAY 9:45 P.M. EASTERN TCM

@Oznell The doctor on Gunsmoke was the first thing that popped into my mind too when I read his name, but then like you I wasn't certain.

That's two of us now so I'll go with that! 😃
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Re: "PICKUP ON SOUTH STREET" RICHARD WIDMARK, JEAN PETERS TUESDAY 9:45 P.M. EASTERN TCM

@Oznell  Hope this finds you well and living a good life.

 

Haven't been on here much since I broke my back.

 

I'm not very good at remembering names, but I always remember your's and all of the wonderful movies you remind us to watch.

 

Take care and be safe.  Fondly, Annabellethecat.

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That is just the worst,  @Annabellethecat66 !   How are you doing?  Are you ambulatory yet?  I hope you are having a minimum of pain and are progressing as well as you can.

 

Thanks for checking in and your very welcome good wishes.  I'm doing well.  Take care, @Annabellethecat66 , and do stay in touch. 

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Re: "PICKUP ON SOUTH STREET" RICHARD WIDMARK, JEAN PETERS TUESDAY 9:45 P.M. EASTERN TCM

Thelma Ritter is a standout actress.  I love her in Rear Window and also enjoy her in Pillow Talk!!!!  I agree with your comment on Widmark being a Noir actor, he does fit the bill.  

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Re: "PICKUP ON SOUTH STREET" RICHARD WIDMARK, JEAN PETERS TUESDAY 9:45 P.M. EASTERN TCM

Anyone remember the Richard Widmark grapefruit on "I Love Lucy"?

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