No way out 1950 cast and crew robbers ray biddle richard widmark and his brother are shot and taken to the local hospital. Way back in the early 2000s, the films of germanborn, parisbased director max ophuls languished out of print. Lefty and his fellows dont even appear to get arrested for their assault on the beaver canal gang. With richard widmark, linda darnell, stephen mcnally, sidney poitier. Sidney poitier in his screen debut is the black doctor.
No way out is a 1950 blackandwhite american film noir directed by joseph l. The taut narrative focuses on ray biddle played by richard widmark, a bigoted white smalltime crook who accuses an african. Stay in the know with the latest movie news and cast interviews at movies. This breakthrough film unearths fear and hatred as the emotional roots of racism. Linda darnell and richard widmark in no way out 1950 no way out 1950 sidney.
Find out whats playing at your local movie theatre at canadas longest running online movie resource. Brooks, hired by the police hospital as part of an overall program to integrate the staff, keeps his temper in check as ray spouts his. This film is a story about two racist brothers that get sent to prison. No way out on dvd 024543214571 from 20th century fox. See more ideas about movie themes, hollywood theme and hollywood party. Linda darnell and richard widmark in no way out 1950 sidney poitier and richard. After commissioner prendergast approved the ban, the chicago suntimes published an editorial on august 28, 1950 sharply criticizing the censors. By the outbreak of world war ii, the country had been under benito mussolinis hefty thumb since 1924. Title sequences, lettering and typography from movies produced and released from 1950 to 1954. A pioneering film about racial tensions, no way out stars richard widmark as a criminal named ray biddle, who despises africanamericans.
Medical bills for his sick grandmother are piling up, and a social worker has threatened to put him in a foster home. Staring mildred joanne smith, dots johnson, linda darnell and stephen mcnally. Memorable quotes and exchanges from movies, tv series and more. Top 100 movie title themes of the 50s and 60s the third man theme anton karas 1950 the song from moulin rouge percy faith featuring felicia sanders 1953. Sidney poitier accepts the 20th afi life achievement award in 1992 duration. Classic movies from 1950 s that are not already in one of my other playlist categories. No way out 1950 sidney poitiers movie debut christina wehner. Desperate for money, he reluctantly agrees to work for londell james, a neighborhood drug dealer. Poitiers first and best film, no way out is also one of the most honest films dealing with racial conflict. This dark, surreal fantasy film is widely regarded as one of the greatest films of the decade, if not the greatest. Costnergene hackman movie with the same name opens with dr. Top 12 1950s movie villains by jjhatter on deviantart.
Sidney poitier, richard widmark, and linda darnell map the geography of good and evil in a town torn by racial divisions. Usually, when a movie focuses on the theme of ambition, someones going somewhere. London pops orchestra award winning movie themes of the 50. No way outis better known as the first feature of sidney poitiers long career. No way out remains an invaluable entry in cinematic history simply for showing middleclass africanamericans attempting to live normal lives in the midst of nearly constant bigotry, and for exposing the abhorrent underbelly of racism notably, the camera focuses on a couple of white women during the race riot scene, indicating.
But in back to the future, no one ever leaves town. Sidney poitier gets much of the ink, so to speak, and rightfully so, but robeson laid the groundwork, coming more than 2 decades before poitier starred in his first feature film no way out in 1950. No way out 1950 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. The biddle brothers, shot while robbing a gas station, are taken to the prison ward of the county hospital. Top 100 movie title themes of the 50s and 60s way back attack. Themes and topics list film titles listed below in black have not yet been processed but will be available soon. Dan wharton, a white man, the most supportive person in authority he has ever known. Still, there are some big dreams milling about in our heroes heads. Part social commentary and part film noir, no way outs main theme is racism and it has really aged well, partially because the film manages to.
Bigots ray biddle richard widmark and his brother johnny. Luther brooks, an african american man who has just begun his residency in the prison wing of the county hospital. No way out is a 1987 american neonoir political thriller film directed by roger donaldson and starring kevin costner, gene hackman, will patton and sean young. From left, sidney poitier, stephen mcnally, and richard widmark in no way out, 1950. Widmark plays the bigoted petty criminal who holds poitiers doctor responsible for. These are my top 12 favorite movie villains from the 1950s. No way out 1950 synopsis favorite movie button overview. The enemy below here is one of the best war movies ever, a chess game of cat and fish. Rather than work under a black doctor as his family expects, dr.
Mankiewicz, and starring richard widmark, linda darnell, stephen mcnally and. Bigotry is the main theme and there is no beating around the bush here. And considering its main antagonist is death himself, you know he has to make the cut. Jan 23, 2019 with that said, lets waste no more time. Check other playlist titles if your searching for a certain movie from this era, you may find it listed under a specific actor instead of date of. The film is based on the 1946 novel the big clock by kenneth fearing and remake of 1948 film. My favorites list became too large and unmanageable so i needed another way to list movies in smaller settings.
No way out, american film noir, released in 1950, that was among the first movies to deal directly with racism. Mankiewicz, and starring richard widmark, linda darnell, stephen mcnally and sidney poitier, who portrays a doctor tending to slum residents. Sidney poitier in his screen debut is the black doctor, luther brooks, assigned to take care of the wounded ray. No way out 1950 robbers ray biddle richard widmark and his brother are shot and taken to the local hospital. Get the latest movie times, trailers and celebrity interviews. Mankiewicz, and starring richard widmark, linda darnell, stephen mcnally and sidney poitier, who portrays a doctor tending to slum residents whose ethics are tested when confronted with racism, personified by richard widmark as the hateful robber ray biddle. Department of afroamerican research arts culture 36,436 views. Luther brooks, a black man, has just passed his board exams to become a certified doctor.
Ray biddle, a rabid racist, wants no treatment from black resident dr. All free region 0plays on all dvd players worldwide. Top ten before getting into the top ten here are the pervious installments. It features the memorable film debut of sidney poitier. No way out is one of those thrillers like jagged edge, where the plot gives us a great deal of information, but the more we know, the less we understand. May 06, 2016 no way out is a 1950 film noir directed by joseph l. Oct 16, 2019 no way out, written and directed by joseph l. Mankiewicz, a violent tale of racial hatred that marked the debut of sidney poitier, advertisements in predominantly black. Mankiewicz, with richard widmark, linda darnell, stephen mcnally, at turner classic movies. The king invites every eligible maiden to attend to a ball for the prince returning home, and he shall pick one of them to become his bride. A pivotal early film in the wave of racially progressive dramas throughout the 1950s and 1960s, no way out 1950 earns its place in the history books thanks to. And because the story is so tightly wound and the performances are so good, i found myself really caring about the characters. Sep 16, 2014 a little history goes a long way toward understanding italian neorealism. No way out exposes the evil nature of racial prejudice and instead of inciting to riot as police censor claims it will do enormous good in the exactly opposite direction.
Released 1950, no way out stars richard widmark, linda darnell, sidney poitier, stephen mcnally the movie has a runtime of about 1 hr 46 min, and received a score of out of 100 on metacritic. No way out 1950 richard widmark, sidney poitier youtube. In the regimes 1930s heydays, swank productions set in big hotels, tony nightclubs and ocean liners made up the white telephone movies, the shorthand term. No way out is one of those good movies that gets better the more you think about it. Find movie and film cast and crew information for no way out 1950 joseph l. Find movie and film award information for no way out 1950 joseph l. Mankiewicz, and starring richard widmark, linda darnell, stephen mcnally and sidney poitier, who portrays a doctor tending to slum residents whose ethics are tested when confronted with racism, personified by richard widmark as the hateful robber ray biddle no way out marked the feature film debuts of sidney. Ending spoiler for no way out 1987, plus mistakes, quotes, trivia and more. In his first credited role, sidney poitier is luther brooks, a rookie doctor who happens to be the first africanamerican to hold his position at the hospital where he. Gallery of 22 movie poster and cover images for no way out 1950. Mar 03, 2008 no way out 1950 sidney portier film debut changed hollywood. So here we are, the very top cinematic moments that define a golden nostalgic era.
Mankiewiczs noirish study of prejudice, 1950 s no way out, doesnt just hold up, it feels as daring and confrontational as any recent movie to take on the subject. Read the full synopsis of no way out, 1950, directed by joseph l. Howard duff, george dzundza, jason bernard, fred thompson, and iman appear in supporting roles. Instead, the films music theme begins when the logo is displayed. Mankiewicz, was made in 1950, a decade before the civil rights movement began. No way out wasnt the earliest hollywood film to depict white hatred toward blacks, but it was the first to focus on it obsessively. Brooks sidney poitier confronts ray biddle richard widmark after being accused of murdering his brother in no way out 1950. Brooks decides to stay at county hospital where he did his internship to do his junior residency under his mentor, dr.673 904 1542 312 334 382 860 1581 245 1403 519 640 228 1459 1529 1582 581 619 465 568 1405 843 1264 814 746 380 721 1209 927 582 911 451 553 530 551 1216 855 559 1200 498 1112 351 1240 353 1237 980 944 1130