No Way Out
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A pioneering film about racial tensions, No Way Out stars Richard Widmark as a criminal named Ray Biddle, who despises African-Americans. Sidney Poitier (in his screen debut) is the black doctor, Luther Brooks, assigned to take care of the wounded Ray. Dr. Brooks, hired by the police hospital as part of an overall program to integrate the staff, keeps his temper in check as Ray spouts his racist invective. When Ray's brother, also wounded, dies in the hospital, the blustering bigot holds Dr. Brooks responsible and sends word to his gang to wreak vengeance on the city's black community.… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

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"The pic that launched the career of Sidney Poitier."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"No Way Out borrows the template for socially conscious filmmaking from both Gentlemen's Agreement and Crossfire: it's half noir, half sermon."
‑ Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine
"Sidney Poitier made a splsshy screen debut in Mankiewicz's Oscar-nominated liberal message film about racism."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Topnotch film noir"
‑ Lori Hoffman, Atlantic City Weekly
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