Create Game Lists on
FilmCrave home
   Movies  Members
Search +
Searching... Close  
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
  Login Using Facebook

Killers, The (1946) Movie Information

Your Rating:
Killers, The (1946)
Buy Killers, The (1946) DVD from AmazonBuy Killers, The (1946) DVD from Amazon
  Write Review +  Request correction + Add to List: Add to movie list 

Overall Rank:


Avg. Rating:


# of Ratings:



Crime, Drama





Theater Date:



Robert Siodmak


Burt Lancaster
Ava Gardner
Edmond O'Brien
Albert Dekker
Sam Levene
William Conrad





Plot Outline:

A boxer is murdered to little resistance and an insurance investigator is hired to connect the dots uncovering a past robbery.

Related Movie Lists

Movies I Want To See by baba ghanoush My Top Movies of 1946 by Indyfreak
Need to see 1946 by Daniel To be literate by mcmath
movies of 1946 by skater4159 My Criterion Collection (ordered by spine #) by Snoogans
My Blu-Ray's: Criterion by Snoogans Top Movie List by Yojimbo
1945-1949 by Indie Fan Criterion Extended by afoss

Quick Movie Reviews

Indyfreak 02/12/2015 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of

A cool-headed and stylish film noir featuring Burt Lancaster in his film debut and the always stunning Ava Gardner. The dialogue is sharp-witted and the atmosphere is brilliantly realized. The plot is sometimes too convoluted to be memorable but the direction overall is sometimes astounding. This is probably one of the best film noirs that no one has heard of. I sure haven't until I caught it by accident on TCM.

Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No

dukeakasmudge 10/25/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of

Definitely prefer the 1946 version.The 1964 version was alright but a little cheezy

Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No

Full Movie Reviews

Movie God

12/31/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"The Killers" by Yojimbo

When a gas pump attendant is executed by a pair of professional killers an insurance investigator starts digging to find out why. One of the quintessential benchmarks of Film Noir, The Killers is based on a short story by Ernest Hemingway and was the launch platform for the careers of both Burt Lancaster and Ava Gardner. It's not often you'll see a film that kills off its hero in the first 10 minutes, but the brilliant opening scenes make sure you're hooked through til the bitter end as Noir stalwart Edmond O'Brien unravels the events leading up to the cold blooded assassination that is curiously almost welcomed by Lancaster. As the story is told in flashback, the brisk pace means that perhaps depth of character is sacrificed for economy but the heist, double crosses and allure of the stu...

Rating of

read more +
Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No
Log In
Help on how to log into FilmCrave
Login with Facebook
Login with FilmCrave
What Members Are Doing
Movie Talk
New Movie Reviews
New Movie Lists
movies of 2018 by skater4159
Top Movie List by Ionut valentin
Movies of 2017 by Stoney McStonerson
Top Movie List by Nolane
Movies First Seen in 2018 by royaluglydudes
Movies I Want To See by Rod
Best films of 2006 by Daniel
Top Films of 2013 by Neobowler




Contact FilmCrave Public Relations    

Advertise and Business

Developer API

Contact Us


About us



Support FilmCrave

FAQ and Help

News and Press

Terms of Use