"No Way Out" is a movie that is as relevant today as it was in 1950. Director Joseph L. Mankiewicz delivers an outstanding film with an all star cast including Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell and Sidney Poitier in his first major motion picture appearance. This film is brutal in its honesty and in the depiction of the state of race relations. Set mainly in and around an urban hospital it tells the story of Ray Biddle a violently racist character, Edie Johnson, Ray’s ex-sister-in-law and Dr. Luther Brooks an up-and-coming young doctor as their lives crash together in the aftermath of an attempted robbery.
Warning that this film pulls no punches with the use of racist language. I’ve muted certain words in the film clips to maintain our clean rating.