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The Killers (1946)

1hr 45mins
Directed by
Robert Siodmak
Burt Lancaster,
Ava Gardner,
Edmond O'Brien

“The Citizen Kane of crime movies.” — Eddie Mueller

Based on Ernest Hemingway’s gripping short story of the same name, The Killers stars Burt Lancaster “in his first and probably best performance” (Pauline Kael) as the Swede, a gas jockey / boxer awaiting the arrival of his assassins. Directed by Robert Siodmark and co-starring a stunning Ava Gardner, the film helped define noir style and remains a landmark of the genre.

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