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THE KILLER THAT STALKED NEW YORK

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U.S., 1953
Directed by Earl McEvoy
Starring Evelyn Keyes, Charles Korvin, William Bishop
35mm. Approx. 69 min.

“Interesting B film of a diamond-smuggling couple sought by police because they contracted contagious disease while abroad.” – Leonard Maltin.

Presented with support from the Robert Jolin Osborne Endowed Fund for American Classic Cinema.

Reviews

“The film imposes a now conventional tale of crusading Treasury agents onto a docudrama recreation of New York’s March-April 1947 smallpox epidemic, combing two alien infiltration plots in one nightmarish urban melodrama… Shooting began in New York in November 21, 1949 …Of the principal actors, only Keys seems to have made the trip, which included visits to Battery Park, Chatham Square, Willard Parker Hospital (the city’s infectious disease hospital, repeating the role it played in the actual epidemic), Penn Station, and the Gracie Mansion.”
– Richard Koszarski, “Keep ’em in the East”: Kazan, Kubrick, and the Postwar New York Film Renaissance

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