Film noir, a classic film style of the '40s and '50s, is noted for its dark themes, stark camera angles and high-contrast lighting. Comprising many of Hollywood's finest films, film noir tells realistic stories about crime, mystery, femmes fatales and moral conflict. Nominated for the 1950 Oscar® for Best Writing, Story and Screenplay, this intense drama about racial hatred pulls no punches. When a white patient in a hospital dies under the care of a black intern (Sidney Poitier), the victim's racist brother (Richard Widmark) seeks to destroy the doctor's career. Although the hospital's idealistic Chief Resident (Stephen McNally) tries to diffuse the escalating tension, the victim's ex-wife (Linda Darnell) seems to go along with the vengeance seeker-until she realizes she's on the wrong side.

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No Way Out (1950)

Unrated

Film-Noir/Drama/Suspense/Thriller · 1h 46m · 8/16/1950

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Film noir, a classic film style of the '40s and '50s, is noted for its dark themes, stark camera angles and high-contrast lighting. Comprising many of Hollywood's finest films, film noir tells realistic stories about crime, mystery, femmes fatales and moral conflict. Nominated for the 1950 Oscar® for Best Writing, Story and Screenplay, this intense drama about racial hatred pulls no punches. When a white patient in a hospital dies under the care of a black intern (Sidney Poitier), the victim's racist brother (Richard Widmark) seeks to destroy the doctor's career. Although the hospital's idealistic Chief Resident (Stephen McNally) tries to diffuse the escalating tension, the victim's ex-wife (Linda Darnell) seems to go along with the vengeance seeker-until she realizes she's on the wrong side.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Company

Twentieth Century Fox
Cast
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Richard Widmark

Ray Biddle
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Linda Darnell

Edie Johnson - Mrs. John Biddle
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Stephen McNally

Dr. Dan Wharton
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Sidney Poitier

Dr. Luther Brooks
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Mildred Joanne Smith

Cora Brooks
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Harry Bellaver

George Biddle
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Stanley Ridges

Dr. Sam Moreland
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Dots Johnson

Lefty Jones - Orderly
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Robert Adler

Assistant Deputy (uncredited)
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Ernest Anderson

School Teacher (uncredited)
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Jessie Arnold

Woman (uncredited)
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Eleanor Audley

Wife (uncredited)
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Polly Bailey

Woman (uncredited)
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Betsy Blair

Telephone Operator (uncredited)
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Eileen Boyer

Telephone Operator (uncredited)
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Harry Carter

Orderly (uncredited)
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Ken Christy

Officer Ed Kowlaski (uncredited)
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Charles J. Conrad

Doctor (uncredited)
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Jack Daley

Man (uncredited)
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Ossie Davis

John Brooks (uncredited)
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Ruby Dee

Connie Brooks (uncredited)
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Wade Dumas

Jonah (uncredited)
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Ralph Dunn

Sam (uncredited)
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Elzie Emanuel

Student (uncredited)
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Francine Everett

(uncredited)
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Charles Flynn

Deputy (uncredited)
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Bert Freed

Rocky Miller - Beaver Canal Resident (uncredited)
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Alyce Goering

Woman (uncredited)
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Fred Graham

Wilson - Ambulance Driver (uncredited)
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Joe Hartman

Doctor (uncredited)
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Gil Herman

Doctor (uncredited)
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Don Hicks

Doctor (uncredited)
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Ralph Hodges

Terry (uncredited)
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Ray Hyke

Orderly (uncredited)
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Thomas Ingersoll

Priest (uncredited)
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Johnnie Jallings

Telephone Operator (uncredited)
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Frank Jaquet

Mr. Reilly - Edie's Landlord (uncredited)
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J. Louis Johnson

Elderly Black Man (uncredited)
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Stan Johnson

Intern (uncredited)
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Doris Kemper

Wife (uncredited)
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Victor Kilian

Father (uncredited)
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Don Kohler

Orderly (uncredited)
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Jack Kruschen

(uncredited)
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Marie Lampe

Telephone Operator (uncredited)
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Harry Lauter

Orderly (uncredited)
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Herbert Lytton

Doctor (uncredited)
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Kathy Marlowe

Woman (uncredited)
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Charles McAvoy

Riley (uncredited)
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Eda Reiss Merin

Nurse (uncredited)
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Daniel Meyers

Man (uncredited)
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Howard M. Mitchell

Bailiff (uncredited)
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Ann Morrison

Nurse (uncredited)
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Al Murphy

Cab Driver (uncredited)
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Frederick O'Neal

(uncredited)
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Kitty O'Neil

Landlady (uncredited)
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Frank Overton

Intern (uncredited)
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Dick Paxton

Johnny Biddle (uncredited)
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Barbara Pepper

Woman (uncredited)
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Maudie Prickett

Woman (uncredited)
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William Pullen

Ambulance Doctor (uncredited)
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Amanda Randolph

Gladys - Dr. Wharton's Housekeeper (uncredited)
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Frank Richards

Mac (uncredited)
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Jerry Sheldon

Doctor (uncredited)
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Kathryn Sheldon

Mother (uncredited)
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Maude Simmons

Luther's Mother (uncredited)
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Emmett Smith

Joe (uncredited)
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Ray Teal

Day Deputy in Hospital Prison Ward (uncredited)
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Art Thompson

Doctor (uncredited)
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Gertrude Tighe

Telephone Operator (uncredited)
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Jim Toney

Deputy Sheriff (uncredited)
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Phil Tully

Sergeant (uncredited)
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George Tyne

Whitey (uncredited)
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Ann Tyrrell

Nurse (uncredited)
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Ruth Warren

Sam's Wife (uncredited)
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William Washington

Student (uncredited)
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Duke Watson

Gas Station Attendent (uncredited)
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Jasper Weldon

Henry (uncredited)
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Ruben Wendorf

Polish Husband (uncredited)
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Leola Wendorff

Polish Wife (uncredited)
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John Whitney

Assistant (uncredited)
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Mack Williams

Husband (uncredited)
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Ian Wolfe

Watkins (uncredited)
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Will Wright

Dr. Cheney - Coroner (uncredited)
Crew
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Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Director
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Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Writer
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Lesser Samuels

Writer
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Philip Yordan

Writer
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Darryl F. Zanuck

Producer
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Milton R. Krasner

Cinematograpy
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Barbara McLean

Editor
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George W. Davis

Art
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Lyle R. Wheeler

Art
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

No Way Out

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

3/7/2006

$13.45 -$1.53 (10%)

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