The Killing

"Excellent"

The Killing Review


Stellar Kubrick film noir. Underrated crime thriller -- one of his great, early works. Sterling Hayden shines (as he would years later in Dr. Strangelove) as a criminal mastermind who schemes to rob a horse track on race day. Intricately plotted and with nothing left to chance, he almost gets away with it.

Note this story was quite literally stolen four years later to be made as the campy Ocean's Eleven.



The Killing

Facts and Figures

Run time: 85 mins

In Theaters: Wednesday 6th June 1956

Budget: $320 thousand

Distributed by: United Artists

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 4 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
Fresh: 34 Rotten: 1

IMDB: 8.1 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Producer: James B. Harris

Starring: as Johnny Clay, as Fay, as Val Cannon, Jay C. Flippen as Marvin Unger, Elisha Cook, Jr. as George Peatty, as Sherry Peatty, as Randy Kennan, as Mike O'Reilly, as Track Parking Attendant, as Nikki Arcane, as Tiny, Jay Adler as Leo the Loanshark, Kola Kwariani as Maurice Oboukhoff, Tito Vuolo as Joe Piano - motel manager, Dorothy Adams as Mrs. Ruthie O'Reilly, James Griffith as Mr. Grimes, Art Gilmore as Narrator (uncredited)

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