The Key (1958)

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Alternative titles

  • The Key Original
  • Stella Working

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Synopsis

Stella is a beautiful Swiss refugee who, like an angel of death, appeared in the life of a sucession of tug-boat skippers before they were killed. Before each one left for what turned out to be their last voyage, they gave Stella a spare key. David Ross meets Stella one day and eventually they fall in love, believing that their love is immune from the curse.

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