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No Way Out

Joseph Mankiewicz / US, 1950 / 107 min.

1960’s films featuring Sidney Poitier such as In the Heat of the Night and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner made the subject of racism visible to the general public. In comparison, No Way Out, Poitier’s impressive 1950 debut is much more in your face.

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Young prison doctor Luther Brooks undergoes his baptism of fire when a wounded criminal is entrusted to his care. The doctor, played by debutant Sidney Poitier, is black. The criminal Ray, played by Richard Widmark, is a racist. When Ray's brother Johnny dies on the operating table, Ray swears revenge.

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