NO WAY OUT (1950) B/W 106m dir: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

w/Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell, Sidney Poitier (feature debut)

Biting drama about a Negro-hating, cop-hating hoodlum who ruins a black intern's chances of becoming a doctor. Director Mankiewicz was one of the most intelleigent men working in Hollywood during the studio era, responsible for ALL ABOUT EVE and SUDDENLY, LAST SUMMER, among other fine films. Here he gets top performances from his talented cast. Mankiewicz and Lesser Samuels were nominated for an Oscar for Best Story and Screenplay.