What begins as a simple homicide case turns into a race against an epidemic of death! An autopsy of a murdered man reveals he had the bubonic plague; now his killer must be found before he becomees contagious and begins spreading the deadly scrouge. It's a nightmare manhunt through the seamy, steamy underside of the New Orleans waterfront. This classic crime melodrama features an all-star cast, taut action and searing performances by Richard Widmark, Jack Palance and Zero Mostel. Palance is a cold-blodded killer who becomes a ticking time bomb. Widmark is the public health service doctor who has 48 hours to find him. Winner of the 1950 Academy Award for writing (Best Motion Picture Story) and directed by Elia Kazan (On The Waterfront, Street Car Named Desire), Panic In The Streets is a gripping powerful crime story that builds relentlessly from beginning to its shattering end.