Overall Rank: 2431
Average Rating: 2.9/4
# of Ratings: 35
Theatrical Release Date: 08/28/1946
Genre: Crime, Drama
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Robert Siodmak
Actors: Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, Albert Dekker, Sam Levene, William Conrad
Plot: A boxer is murdered to little resistance and an insurance investigator is hired to connect the dots uncovering a past robbery.
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 09/03/2019
Impeccable film noir by way of "Citizen Kane."
Indyfreak - wrote on 02/12/2015
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.
dukeakasmudge - wrote on 10/25/2011
Definitely prefer the 1946 version.The 1964 version was alright but a little cheezy
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Yojimbo - wrote on 12/31/2011
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 …
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