Flick Review < Pickup on South Street | Samuel Fuller (1953)

Pickup on South Street (1953)
Director: Samuel Fuller
Writers: Samuel Fuller (screenplay), Dwight Taylor (story)
Cinematography: Joseph MacDonald
Stars: Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, Thelma Ritter

*Marilyn Monroe sat in on a rehearsal and actually read for the role of Candy. While director 
Samuel Fuller liked her very much, he said she was wrong for the part, telling her that her
 "overwhelming sensuality" was wrong for the story.

"It also wa's fine for my career. But tha' doesnt mean I'm going to put on a tight sweater 
and skirt anc slither around. I'm just not the type. On Marilyn Monroe it look good. 
On me it would just look silly."

Jean Peters
The Bee from Danville, Virginia, 1953

Pickup on South Street (1953)


"Chicago Tribune,” July 29, 1953

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