The Killer That Stalked New York

  • 1950
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

Keyes, along with husband Korvin, is smuggling stolen diamonds into New York. Little does she know she is carrying smallpox as well as stones. Korvin is having an affair with Albright, Keyes' sister, and tells his wife--who's being followed by a Treasury agent--to remain at her hotel. But she's feeling ill and sneaks out to the office of doctor Bishop,...read more

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Keyes, along with husband Korvin, is smuggling stolen diamonds into New York. Little does she know she is carrying smallpox as well as stones. Korvin is having an affair with Albright, Keyes' sister, and tells his wife--who's being followed by a Treasury agent--to remain at her hotel. But

she's feeling ill and sneaks out to the office of doctor Bishop, losing the T-man in the process. Her symptoms are treated as a cold, but when a little girl who was also at the office dies of smallpox, the truth is realized. Bishop and the agents try to locate her and ultimately trace her path of

destruction to a cheap hotel owned by her brother. Meanwhile, Keyes discovers her husband's infidelity--he means to depart with the diamonds and Albright--and tries to kill him. She fails, but he dies in a fall from a building. Keyes turns herself in and gives the police a list of people with whom

she has come in contact. The film ends with her death from smallpox. Some nice documentary-style shooting gives this film a realistic look. The diamond-smuggling story gets in the way of the film's true interest. This film was based on a magazine story about a real smallpox epidemic in New York

City. Keyes is fine in her role and the support isn't too bad. This film was similar to Twentieth Century Fox's film PANIC IN THE STREETS which was released a few weeks before Columbia finished production. Consequently, this one was shelved and released later than anticipated.

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