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Burt Lancaster and Ava Gardner in director Robert Siodmak's "The Killers"

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Aug 16, 2022

Burt Lancaster and Ava Gardner in director Robert Siodmak's "The Killers" The Killers (1946) is an American film noir directed by Robert Siodmak and starring Burt Lancaster in his movie debut and Ava Gardner. The film co-stars Edmond O'Brien, Sam Levine, and Charles McGraw. The film is bas read more

Film Noir Review: The Killers (1964)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Danilo Castro on Jun 25, 2021

“If I knew you were coming, I would’ve set fire to the place.” Remakes are a difficult undertaking, especially in the world of film noir. There have been countless instances of remakes coasting on the iconography of its predecessor, without carrying over the emotion and angst th read more

reblog: Don Siegel’s The Killers

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Sep 10, 2019

***A tremendous account by J.D. Lafrance of Don Siegel’s classic hardboiled movie. Wonders in the Dark By J.D. Lafrance The first feature-length adaptation of Ernest Hemingway’s short story, “The Killers” was directed by Robert Siodmak in 1946 and featured a young Burt Lancaster and Ava read more

The Killers (1964)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 13, 2018

After an opening to rival the original film noir The Killers (1946), though nowhere near as atmospheric, Don Siegel’s The Killers asserts itself as a real rough and tumble operation with surprisingly frank violence. However, it might be expected from such a veteran action director on his way read more

The Killers (1964)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Feb 16, 2018

The Killers Directed by Don Siegel Written by Gene L. Coon from a story by Ernest Hemingway 1964/USA Revue Studios First viewing/Netflix rental   This remake is not bad but had me longing for the 1946 version. Hit men Charlie (Lee Marvin) and Lee (Clu Gulager) arrive at a school for the blin read more

Kitty, Big Jim, and The Killers...

Reel Distracted Posted by Paul on May 21, 2016

Kitty, Big Jim, and The Killers... 5/21/2016 0 Comments   Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.- Ernest Hemingway read more

Day 11 of Noirvember: Top 5 Things I Love About The Killers (1946)

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Nov 11, 2015

Based in part on a short story by Ernest Hemingway, The Killers is about a former boxer known as “The Swede” (Burt Lancaster) who is murdered by two hitmen because, in his words, he “did something once.” The rest of the film shows the efforts of an insurance investigator to unearth the circumstances read more

Screening Report: THE KILLERS (1946) at the HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival

Cinematically Insane Posted by Will McKinley on Jul 10, 2015

There are many things I like to do outside; watching movies isn’t one of them. Especially in New York City. Especially in the summer. The popularity of outdoor screenings has always baffled me: humidity; bugs; no seats; imperfect projection; ambient noise/light; shady bathrooms (if any); and t read more

The Killers (1946) – Updated

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jun 14, 2015

It’s been said that Robert Siodmak’s The Killers was Ernest Hemingway’s favorite adaptation of one of his works which was, in this case, a short story. As a film-noir, it works on numerous levels from the cinematography, to the score, to the young stars, to the ingenious narrative. read more

Review: The Killers (1946)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jun 14, 2015

It’s been said that Robert Siodmak’s The Killers was Ernest Hemingway’s favorite adaptation of one of his works which was, in this case, a short story. As a film-noir, it works on numerous levels from the cinematography, to the score, to the young stars, to the ingenious narrative. read more

Review: The Killers (1946)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jun 14, 2015

It’s been said that Robert Siodmak’s The Killers was Ernest Hemingway’s favorite adaptation of one of his works which was, in this case, a short story. As a film-noir, it works on numerous levels from the cinematography, to the score, to the young stars, to the ingenious narrative. read more

The Killers (1946)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jul 18, 2014

The Killers Directed by Robert Siodmak Written by Anthony Veiller from a story by Ernest Hemingway 1946/USA Mark Hellinger Productions/Universal Pictures Repeat viewing/Netflix rental #198 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die This classic is everything a film noir should be from its doomed her read more

Max and Al and Charlie and Lee: The Killers

Once Upon a Screen Posted by Aurora on Feb 19, 2014

“Once, I did something wrong”…twice ♦ It’s 1946.  Two men, Max and Al, drive into the town of Brentwood, NJ in the dead of night.  Against the backdrop of a lone street lamp the two cast shadows along a path as they approach a gas station that’s closed for the day’s business.  read more

Style Essentials--Ava Gardner is Dressed to Kill in Vera West for 1946's THE KILLERS

GlamAmor Posted by on Feb 4, 2014

We're now in the thick of awards season here in Los Angeles with this month leading up to the Oscars.  Turner Classic Movies (TCM) always celebrates this time with their 31 Days of Oscar and has divided this year's schedule in interesting ways, including a toast to the 75th anniversary of the i read more

The Killers (1946) – Film-Noir

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 2, 2013

Starring Burt Lancaster in his debut as well as Ava Garner, the film begins with two gunmen killing “The Swede” (Lancaster) in a small town. Interested in the mystery, an insurance investigator named Reardon (Edmund O’Brien) tries to piece together the past of the dead man. He work read more

The Killers (1946) – Film-Noir

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 2, 2013

Starring Burt Lancaster in his debut as well as Ava Garner, the film begins with two gunmen killing “The Swede” (Lancaster) in a small town. Interested in the mystery, an insurance investigator named Reardon (Edmund O’Brien) tries to piece together the past of the dead man. He work read more

Character Assassination: The Killers (1946)

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Oct 20, 2012

If you haven’t seen this movie, see this movie. Directed by Robert Siodmak and starring Burt Lancaster and Ava Garner, The Killers starts out with the murder of a gas station attendant known as “The Swede,” and spends the rest of its time showing us the hows, whys, and wherefores of the crime. read more

Seven Shadows – Day Four: THE KILLERS by Andrew D.

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on May 4, 2012

Running Time: 105 minutes Directed By: Robert Siodmak Written By: Anthony Weller, from story by Ernest Hemingway Main Cast: Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O’Brien, Albert Dekker, Sam Levene For those of you who may be new to my writings, I want to thank you for taking the time to read this and read more

Classic movies in music videos: Boots by The Killers

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by Jnpickens on Dec 16, 2011

This is December’s edition of Comet Over Hollywood’s classic film references in music videos. The song's single cover channels "Citizen Kane" Right on the heels of watching “It’s a Wonderful Life” (1946) in Mount Airy, I want to share a reference of the read more

Classic Movies in Music Videos: “Bones” by The Killers

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by Jnpickens on Jun 15, 2011

Here we have another installment of music videos that feature either classic movie stars, movies or reference classic movies. This month’s music video is “Bones” by The Killers from their album “Sam’s Town.” The video is of a guy and a girl in a drive in movie an read more
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