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Title: The Killers

Date: 1946
Type: Crime thriller
Rating: 4 Stars 4/5
Colour: Black and White
Director: Robert Sidomak
Producer: Mark Hellinger

Comment
Two hit men kill a man (Burt Lancaster) who makes no effort to evade them. The insurance investigator (Edmond O'Brien) tries to find out who he was and why he was shot. The film tells his story in a series of flash backs recounted by the people involved in his story, including Ava Gardner as the femme fatale. This is a well produced film with a strong story live from Ernesr Hemmingway and good performances from Burt Lancaster as the fighter turned getaway driver and Ava Gardner as the woman who is actually more in control than seems apparent. .

Actors

Burt LancasterBurt Lancaster
Ava GardnerAva Gardner
dmond O'BrienEdmond O'Brien
Albert Dekker
Sam Levene
Vince Barnett
Virginia Christie
Jack Lambert

Oscars

Nomination - Best Director - Robert Sidomak
Story

Ernest Hemingway