No Way Out

Poitier's first - and best - film, No Way Out is also one of the most honest films dealing with racial conflict. Widmark plays the bigoted petty criminal who holds Poitier's doctor responsible for the death of his friend, and nearly incites a race riot in his search for revenge. While undoubtedly it fudges some of the issues, Mankiewicz's literate script makes this one of the few movies from the past dealing with racial issues that are still viewable today.

Release details

Duration: 101 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Joseph L Mankiewicz
Screenwriter: Joseph L Mankiewicz, Lesser Samuels
Cast: Richard Widmark
Sidney Poitier
Linda Darnell
Stephen McNally
Ruby Dee
Ossie Davis
Mildred Joanne Smith
Harry Bellaver
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