About

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. The 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, despit...

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Directed by

Elia Kazan

Written by

Richard Murphy (Screenplay)
Daniel Fuchs (Adaptation)
Edna Anhalt (Story)
Edward Anhalt (Story)

Runtime

96 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

THE SCREEN'S GREATEST EXCITEMENT OF THE YEAR!

Cast

Keywords

black and white noir public health new orleans, louisiana plague race against time outbreak

Lists

#118 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss

250 Quintessential Noir Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar for Best Writing, Motion Picture Story