A pickpocket picks the wrong purse and into the spy game's immersed The secrets inside could get the guy fried by commies or cops--which is worse?
Richard Widmark lifts "B-girl" Jean Peters' pocketbook in Pickup on South Street (Sam Fuller, 1953). Pickup is certainly the greatest so-called "anti-commie" film ever made--perhaps the only truly good one. It's also a cracking good noir. Here's a review on Noir of the Week.