The Killer That Stalked New York (1950) Evelyn Keyes, William Bishop, Dorothy Malone

The Killer That Stalked New York is a 1950 American film noir directed by Earl McEvoy and starring Evelyn Keyes, Charles Korvin and William Bishop. The film, shot on location and in a semi-documentary style, is about diamond smugglers who unknowingly start a smallpox outbreak in the New York City of 1947. It is based on the real threat of a smallpox epidemic in the city, as described in a story taken from a 1948 Cosmopolitan magazine article. 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. Cast: Evelyn Keyes as Sheila Bennet Charles Korvin as Matt Krane William Bishop as Dr. Ben Wood Dorothy Malone as Alice Lorie Lola Albright as Francie Bennet Barry Kelley as Trasury Agent Johnson Carl Benton Reid as Health Commissioner Ellis Ludwig Donath as Dr. Cooper Art Smith as Arnold Moss Whit Bissell as Sid Bennet Roy Roberts as Mayor of New York Connie Gilchrist as Belle – the Landlady Dan Riss as Skrip Harry Shannon as Police Officer Houlihan

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