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Pick-up (1933)

 |  Crime, Drama  |  24 March 1933 (USA)
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The scheme of a pair of married con artiss goes awry when their victim dies, and they care both caught and imprisoned. When she gets out of prison, she tries to put her life back together.

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The scheme of a pair of married con artiss goes awry when their victim dies, and they care both caught and imprisoned. When she gets out of prison, she tries to put her life back together.

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One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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Harry Glynn: I sorta ran into her today and...
Mary Richards: And you wasn't so particular.
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Touching and surprisingly modern
12 October 2006 | by (Arizona) – See all my reviews

Sylvia Sidney had the unique ability to present herself as both vulnerable and tough as brass, and never more so than here. She is such a sympathetic character from the very first scene. Her Mary/Molly is no nonsense yet idealistic.

Happily paired with George Raft as Harry, she is touching and involving throughout. Harry is an underachieving cab driver who is "satisfied" with the his low-rent life. It is amusing to watch her shove him up the ladder of success even when he does not necessarily see what she's doing.

Because Mary is still married to a con she's afraid to divorce, she and Harry must live together, allowing others to assume they are married. The script does not blanch at this, nor at the heavy sexual aggressiveness of the rich gal who goes after Harry.

Raft, of course, is gorgeous as usual, but here plays rather less worldly and more gullible than is usual for him. Harry's been around the block a few times, but can always get suckered.

Well worth watching, and a nice warm-up for Raft and Sydney's later hookup "You and Me."


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