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The Killing
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Sterling Hayden

Sterling Hayden

Johnny Clay
Vince Edwards

Vince Edwards

Val Cannon
Jay C. Flippen

Jay C. Flippen

Marvin Unger
Ted de Corsia

Ted de Corsia

Policeman Randy Kennan
Marie Windsor

Marie Windsor

Sherry Peatty
Elisha Cook Jr.

Elisha Cook Jr.

George Peatty
Joe Sawyer

Joe Sawyer

Mike O'Reilly


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Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick

(screenplay)
Jim Thompson

Jim Thompson

(dialogue)


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THE KILLING

5 years, 9 months ago at Jul 27 18:17
2 votes
"At exactly 3.45 on that Saturday afternoon in the last week of September, Marvin Unger was, perhaps, the only one among the hundred thousand people at the track who felt no thrill in the running of the fifth race. He was totally disinterested in horse racing and held a lifelong contempt for gambling. Nevertheless, he had a $5 win bet on every horse in the fifth race. He knew, of course, that this... read more

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5 months, 2 weeks ago at Nov 9 7:50
1 vote
I'm finally going to buckle down and watch Kubrick's first three films, so I started with the most acclaimed of these three, The Killing. I was expecting a good film, due to the good ratings on IMDB and such, but I didn't expect it to be this great. This is easily one of the best crime/gangster/noir/heist films I've ever seen. It started off so simple but soon the narrative got more and more inter... read more

Good film but not one of Kubrick's best...

4 years, 2 months ago at Jan 31 8:02
1 vote
The Killing is a film that has a very dark story and is a story with a very slow dialogue. It starts off really slowly within the first 30 minutes at least and then it just suddenly starts all over again. To be perfectly honest, I thought this film was rather thrilling and was quite impactful but I don't really refer it as a classic crime film as I don't as a classic Kubrick film.

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Description: Johnny Clay has a plan. After spending 5 years in Alcatraz, he decides that if he's going to commit crimes, the risk had better be worth the punishment. He then proceeds to mastermind a brilliant criminal scheme to steal $2,000,000 from a local racetrack in which "no one will get hurt." The only flaw in his plan is that he d ... (more)
Release date: 6 June 1956
UPC: 027616770622
Film Noir (13), 1950s (12), Heist (10), Crime (10), Thriller (9), Drama (7), Robbery (7), 1956 (7), Classic (6), Black And White (5), Gangster (5), Black & White (4), Police Corruption (4), Cult Favorite (3), 50s (3), 300 Greatest Films (3), Usa (3), Motel (3), Clown Mask (3), Action (2)
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“I'm finally going to buckle down and watch Kubrick's first three films, so I started with the most acclaimed of these three, The Killing. I was expecting a good film, due to the good ratings on IMDB and such, but I didn't expect it to be this great. This is easily one of the best crime/gangster/noir/heist films I've ever seen. It started off so simple but soon the narrative got more and more interesting and exciting and the final act is completely and utterly unforgettable. The acting was really nothing too special, but it's really Kubrick's storytelling, direction and brilliant script that impressed me the most.

If there was one real flaw to the whole film it would be that the narration was a bit overdone and actually pretty cheesy. That was, by far, the weakest aspect of the f” read more

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