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The Killer That Stalked New York (1950)

Police seek a smuggler while doctors, unaware she's the same person, desperately comb unprotected New York for a smallpox carrier.

Director:

Earl McEvoy

Writers:

Harry Essex (written for the screen by), Milton Lehman (based upon a Cosmopolitan Magazine article by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Evelyn Keyes ... Sheila Bennet
Charles Korvin ... Matt Krane
William Bishop ... Dr. Ben Wood
Dorothy Malone ... Alice Lorie
Lola Albright ... Francie Bennet
Barry Kelley ... Treasury Agent Johnson
Carl Benton Reid ... Health Commissioner Ellis
Ludwig Donath ... Dr. Cooper
Art Smith ... Anthony Moss
Whit Bissell ... Sid Bennet
Roy Roberts ... Mayor of New York
Connie Gilchrist ... Belle - the Landlady
Dan Riss ... Skrip
Harry Shannon ... Police Officer Houlihan
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Storyline

Sheila Bennet returns to New York from Cuba carrying $40,000 worth of smuggled diamonds - and smallpox, which could start a devastating epidemic in the unprotected city. Treasury agent Johnson loses her but keeps doggedly on the trail; while Public Health doctor Wood searches in vain for the unknown person spreading the deadly disease far and wide. Meanwhile, the increasingly ill Sheila is concerned only with her faithless husband Matt, who plans to abscond with the diamonds. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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One woman brings terror to 8,000,000 people !


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Frightened City See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Encore-Mystery Library Print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Both Sheila and one of the treasury agents respectively decend a fire esacpe facing outward with their backs facing the stairs. This is an unnatural an dangerous way to climb down. See more »

Goofs

When Sheila is convinced to go to the clinic, the nurse offers her a glass of water. That would not be done if her temperature had to be taken. It would possibly give a false reading. Plus, any good nurse would have spotted her as "sick" the moment she laid eyes on Sheila. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: Dr. Wood was right when he said there was a drive in that girl.
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Connections

References Always Leave Them Laughing (1949) See more »

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An Exciting Movie
25 September 2004 | by LACUESSee all my reviews

I caught this movie late at night on the Encore Mystery Channel. There was never a dull moment. The plot was plausible, the acting very good, and the photography great! I find it "amazing" how the scripts and dialogues were so often more intelligible back in the "good old days" of movies. There was not the incessant obscene and crude language that pervades most of today's films. The pacing was right on and the ending suspenseful. I only wish I could purchase it. Oh, by the way, am I the only one bored by the never ending credits? They seem almost as long as the movie. Does anyone, besides mommy or daddy, really care who the movie's caterer or grip was? With the above out of my system, if you get the chance, see this flick. It is a winner.


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