Panic in the Streets


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Podcast Release Date:
Apr 07, 2020

Viral Outbreak Series

Take an old school remedy for what plagues today’s movie goers

Finding yourself indoors with plenty of time to catch up on movies?  Avoid the Panic in the Streets, and join Stuart, Arnie, and Jakob as they analyze Hollywood portrayals of pandemics through the ages with a topical Viral Outbreak Retrospective. The seven part series begins in 1950 with an Oscar-winning film noir classic directed by Elia Kazan (On The Waterfront).  Can public health official Richard Widmark quarantine city slicker Jack Palance before the mobster infects all of New Orleans with plague?  Your cure for boredom is here when you give it a shot!

Explicit: This is an uncensored podcast which may contain strong language and adult content that is not appropriate for all ages.

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Movie Details

Viral Outbreak
Original Title
Panic in the Streets
Panic in the Streets
Elia Kazan
Sol C. Siegel
Richard Widmark, Paul Douglas, Barbara Bel Geddes, Jack Palance, Zero Mostel, Dan Riss, Tommy Cook, Wilson Bourg Jr., Beverly C. Brown, Lewis Charles, Herman Cottman, John David, William A. Dean, Robert Dorsen, George Ehmig, H. Waller Fowler Jr., Darwin Greenfield, Paul Hostetler, Elia Kazan, Edward Kennedy, Mary Liswood, Henry Mamet, Tiger Joe Marsh, Ruth Moore Mathews, Emile Meyer, Alex Minotis, Rex Moad, Ray Müller, Lenka Peterson, Waldo Pitkin, Tommy Rettig, Stanley J. Reyes, John Schilleci, Aline Stevens, Al Theriot, Guy Thomajan, Arthur Tong, H.T. Tsiang, Irvine Vidacovich, Juan Villasana, Pat Walshe, Val Winter, Leo Zinser
1 h 36 min
Release Date
27 July 1950
Drama, Thriller, Crime
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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