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      The Killers

      1946, Crime/Drama, 1h 45m

      35 Reviews 2,500+ Ratings

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      Movie Info

      Two hit men walk into a diner asking for a man called "the Swede" (Burt Lancaster). When the killers find the Swede, he's expecting them and doesn't put up a fight. Since the Swede had a life insurance policy, an investigator (Edmond O'Brien), on a hunch, decides to look into the murder. As the Swede's past is laid bare, it comes to light that he was in love with a beautiful woman (Ava Gardner) who may have lured him into pulling off a bank robbery overseen by another man (Albert Dekker).

      Cast & Crew

      Burt Lancaster
      Ava Gardner
      Edmond O'Brien
      Albert Dekker
      Sam Levene
      Virginia Christine
      John Miljan
      Vince Barnett
      Charles D. Brown
      Anthony Veiller
      Miklós Rózsa
      Elwood Bredell
      Arthur Hilton
      Martin Obzina
      Jack Otterson
      Russell A. Gausman
      Edward R. Robinson
      Carmen Dirigo
      Jack P. Pierce

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      • Apr 26, 2022

        Think of it as a mash up of "Citizen Kane" and "Double Indemnity". Maybe the ending isn't totally effective but it has one hell of a compelling opening and much of the middle section shades the characters in interesting ways.

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      • Mar 17, 2017

        Although the film is good, by 1946 this kind of story had been told dozens of times. 70 years on it's been told thousands of times.

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      • Jan 30, 2016

        We follow an insurance claims investigator who stumbles onto clues that lead the perpetrators of a high-profile armed robbery. Only there's a sad tale of desire and lust thrown into the mix, deception, and deceit with a kiss, and that's the gasoline that drives this dragster to its finish line, a view of the world that's ultimately black and white and icy cold.

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      • Nov 15, 2013

        Lancaster's first big screen role is fabulous film noir punctuated by that very memorable bullet ridden opening scene. Far superior to the rubbish that Ronnie Reagan did in the 1960s.

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