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      The Killer That Stalked New York

      Released Dec 1, 1950 1h 19m Drama List
      20% Tomatometer 5 Reviews 32% Audience Score 50+ Ratings In New York, Sheila Bennet (Evelyn Keyes) and her spouse, Matt Krane (Charles Korvin), are trying to unload a trove of rare jewels they smuggled into America from Cuba, but the police are hot on the couple's trail. Meanwhile, government officials begin a desperate search for an unknown individual who is infecting the city with smallpox. When the cops discover that Sheila has the virus, they team up to find and quarantine her as she continues to unwittingly pass her sickness on to others. Read More Read Less Watch on Prime Video Stream Now

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      Bosley Crowther New York Times 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. Rated: 2.5/5 Sep 29, 2007 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...[a] satisfying piece of work that couldn't possibly be more relevant in 2021. Rated: 2.5/4 Mar 12, 2021 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com A second-tier film noir of the 1950s Rated: C+ Apr 5, 2011 Full Review Sean Axmaker Seanax.com ... 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. Feb 7, 2010 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews There's not much in the way of thrills or surprises in this minor film noir. Rated: C Sep 24, 2007 Full Review Read all reviews

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      nick s A little like a classic disaster movie, the movie struggled to dump information on the audience in an organic way. It used exposition and narration, which came at the cost of immersion. It's a shame because the acting and sets were good. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 12/10/23 Full Review Audience Member With the Covid virus making most of us more sensitive to the vast killing potential of a pandemic, this 1950 movie about a Smallpox outbreak in New York is especially dramatic now more than 70 years later. My problem with the film is the lack of a captivating lead for the role of Dr. Ben Wood. William Bishop is the actor entrusted with the role and he simply fails to pierce through as he tries to track down the carrier of the disease (well played by Evelyn Keyes). Even his nurse (Dorothy Malone) fends off his advances. He's just too dull. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review deke p very timely now during WuFlu pandemic, about a SMALLPOX pandemic threatening NYC, USA & the worl. Never heard of until saw on the movie channel 7.2.2020. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review stu b Call this one an overcooked piece of public health propaganda. When diamond smuggler Evelyn Keyes returns to New York from Cuba, she's carrying with her a lot more than just a handful of sparklers; she's also been infected with smallpox, and soon--waxen-faced and wobbly--she's spreading it to everyone around her. As citizens drop like flies, and the police and health departments try desperately to track down the source of the plague (even as they attempt to inoculate everyone in the city--no small task), her sleazy, two-timing, partner-in-crime husband carries out nefarious plans of his own. With its overly earnest doctors, flummoxed nurses, and laughably ubiquitous (and completely unnecessary) voice-over narration, it's quite an experience. For fans of cinematic oddities only. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 09/19/18 Full Review Audience Member Good old fashioned supsense. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member a fair to good film noir involving smugglers and a small pox epidemic good noir lighting to Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis In New York, Sheila Bennet (Evelyn Keyes) and her spouse, Matt Krane (Charles Korvin), are trying to unload a trove of rare jewels they smuggled into America from Cuba, but the police are hot on the couple's trail. Meanwhile, government officials begin a desperate search for an unknown individual who is infecting the city with smallpox. When the cops discover that Sheila has the virus, they team up to find and quarantine her as she continues to unwittingly pass her sickness on to others.
      Director
      Earl McEvoy
      Producer
      Robert Cohn
      Screenwriter
      Harry Essex
      Distributor
      Columbia Pictures
      Production Co
      Columbia Pictures Corporation
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Dec 1, 1950, Original
      Release Date (DVD)
      Feb 9, 2010
      Runtime
      1h 19m
      Sound Mix
      Mono
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