Film #188: PANIC IN THE STREETS
Panic in the Streets
4 out of 5 stars
A top flight film noir / medical mystery from 1950. Elia Kazan handles what could've been a confusing narrative with a subtle hand & a top flight cast to an exemplary turn. Richard Widmark & Paul Douglas lead us through the proceedings while Zero Mostel & Jack Palance (in his very first film role) handle the underworld side of things. The science is a little dated, but that's a small gripe. This is considered a classic film for a very good reason and one well worth searching out.