The Killers Movie Review 1946

Information and Film Reviews for The Killers the Movie

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Classic film noir based on a Hemingway story. Lancaster's film debut comes as an ex-boxer, "The Swede," who's murdered in a contract hit. Insurance investigator Jim Reardon (O'Brien) reconstructs the young man's life, discovering his involvement with crime boss Big Jim Colfax (Dekker) and double-crossing femme fatale Kitty Collins (Gardner). So Reardon sets out to set up Colfax and Kitty. Rosza's musical score may sound familiar--it was later used on the TV series "Dragnet."


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Available on VHS
Running time 105 minutes.

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Crime Drama, Film Noir, Femme Fatale, Adapted from a Story, Hit Men/Women, Organized Crime, Books to Film: Ernest Hemingway, Insurance
Anthony Veiller, John Huston
Edmond O'Brien, Albert Dekker, Ava Gardner, Burt Lancaster, Sam Levene, William Conrad, Charles McGraw, Virginia Christine
Elwood "Woody" Bredell
Robert Siodmak
Miklos Rozsa
Mark Hellinger, Universal International

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