The Killing

1956 ***** 85 mins.

By the time Stanley Kubrick got around to making The Killing, he was still a director who had to struggle to get noticed. The Killing earned him acclaim from many critics, but the studio didn't see it as a money-maker, and haphazardly distributed it in its initial release. All these years later, though, we see it for the masterpiece it is and know all the films and filmmakers it has inspired. It's non-linear structure in its telling of a very intricate robbery of a race track was unheard of at the time, but now is something many filmmakers use in their tellings of stories. One thing is for sure: no matter how many times you watch this film, its ending still surprises and haunts you!
Original theatrical aspect ratio: 1.66:1
Not Rated.

Starring:
Sterling Hayden + Coleen Gray + Vince Edwards + Jay C. Flippen + Marie Windsor + Ted DeCorsia + Timothy Carey + Joseph Turkel

Screenplay by
Stanley Kubrick

With Additional Dialogue by
Jim Thomson

Based on the Novel "Clean Break" by
Lionel White

Directed by
Stanley Kubrick


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