About

In New York City, an insolent pickpocket, Skip McCoy, inadvertently sets off a chain of events when he targets ex-prostitute Candy and steals her wallet. Unaware that she has been making deliveries of highly classified information to the communists, Candy, who has been trailed by FBI agents for months in hopes of nabbing the spy ringleader, is sent by her ex-boyfriend, Joey, to find Skip and retri...

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Directed by

Samuel Fuller

Written by

Samuel Fuller (Screenplay)
Dwight Taylor (Story)

Runtime

80 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

How the law took a chance on a B-girl … and won!

Cast

Keywords

film noir cold war pickpocket

Photos

Lists

#809 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

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

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role Thelma Ritter