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The Killer That Stalked New York (1950)

The Killer That Stalked New York





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In this film, a married team of diamond smugglers enter New York to fence their purloined gems unaware that the wife is carrying the highly contagious, deadly smallpox virus. The crooks ensconce themselves in a hotel without realizing that the wife's every move is being monitored by a Treasury agent.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Harry J. Essex
In Theaters:
Columbia Pictures


Evelyn Keyes
as Sheila Bennet
Charles Korvin
as Matt Krane
Dorothy Malone
as Alice Lorie
William Bishop
as Dr. Ben Wood
Lola Albright
as Francie Bennet
Barry Kelley
as Johnson
Carl Benton Reid
as Commissioner Ellis
Ludwig Donath
as Dr. Cooper
Whit Bissell
as Sid Bennet
Dan Riss
as Skrip
Harry Shannon
as Officer Houlihan
Beverly Washburn
as Welda Kowalski
Celia Lovsky
as Mrs. Kowalski
Peter Virgo
as Joe Dominic
Arthur Space
as Dr. Penner
Don Kohler
as Ted James
Jim Backus
as Willie Dennis
Tommy Ivo
as Jerry
Angela Clarke
as Mrs. Dominic
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Critic Reviews for The Killer That Stalked New York

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

Unfortunately, the script of Harry Essex, based on a factual magazine piece, has a bad tendency to ramble and to confuse two separate hunts. And the performances of the principal characters, while adequate, have little punch.

Full Review… | September 29, 2007
New York Times
Top Critic

A second-tier film noir of the 1950s

Full Review… | April 5, 2011

... it plays as a kind of low-budget retake on Panic in the Streets and Earl McEvoy spends more time with the officials than with the crooks, who are far more interesting.

Full Review… | February 7, 2010

There's not much in the way of thrills or surprises in this minor film noir.

Full Review… | September 24, 2007
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Audience Reviews for The Killer That Stalked New York


Overly earnest in the 50's way with Keyes as a modern Typhoid Mary and many scenes really more proclamations than narrative. Still not without its enjoyments including a supporting cast of familiar faces like Connie Gilchrist and Jim Backus.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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