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The Killing (1956) was a Crime - Film Noir Film directed by Stanley Kubrick and produced by Alexander Singer and James B. Harris.

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The Last Hunt (1956) and The Killing Fields

By 4 Star Film Fan on Mar 17, 2022 From 4 Star Films

The Last Hunt considers an era that is no more. Once America?s Great Plains ran rampant with herds of bison numbering up to 60,000,000 based on the estimation of this movie. The initial premise of Richard Brooks? western intrigues for the sole fact that this is a slice of history that doesn’t ... Read full article


Day 14 of Noirvember: Sherry Peatty in The Killing (1956)

By shadowsandsatin on Nov 14, 2021 From Shadows and Satin

Today?s Noirvember post shines the spotlight on a dame who?s not very nice, and that?s putting it mildly: Sherry Peatty in The Killing (1956). WHAT?S THE KILLING ABOUT? Johnny Clay (Sterling Hayden), recently released from prison, marshals a motley crew of men to carry out an intricately designed ra... Read full article


YouTube Noir ? Noirvember Day 3: The Killing (1956)

By shadowsandsatin on Nov 3, 2020 From Shadows and Satin

I cannot count the number of times I have seen today?s YouTube pick for Noirvember: The Killing (1956). It’s one of my favorite all-time movies ? I?ve seen it twice on the big screen, and I own it on both VHS and DVD. It?s one of the earliest (and best, in my opinion) films directed by Stanle... Read full article


“The Killing” Comes to the Big Screen in Portland!

By Marisa on Mar 17, 2017 From The Timothy Carey Experience

Tonight is opening night for?the Portland edition of I Wake Up Dreaming, the excellent film noir fest curated by Elliot Lavine for nearly thirty years in San Francisco. Seven days and nights of film noir at Cinema 21! I’m thrilled to report that one of the films shown on the fest’s final... Read full article


Ticklish Business Episode 6: The Killing (1956)

on Sep 23, 2016 From Journeys in Classic Film

This week I sit down with Jacob Haller to talk about Stanley Kubrick’s 1956 film noir, The Killing. Send suggestions, questions and comments to ticklishbiz@gmail.com. Feel free to leave me a comment on iTunes and be sure to follow Ticklish Business on Twitter, @Ticklish_Biz. NEXT WEEK: YouR... Read full article


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Quotes from

Johnny Clay: You'd be killing a horse - that's not first degree murder, in fact it's not murder at all, in fact I don't know what it is.


Sherry Peatty: It isn't fair. I never had anybody but you. Not a real husband. Not even a man. Just a bad joke without a punch line.


[last lines]
Fay: Johnny, you've got to run!
Johnny Clay: Eh, what's the difference?


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Facts about

Art director Ruth Sobotka was Stanley Kubrick's wife at the time.
Marie Windsor landed the part of Sherry Peatty after Kubrick saw her performance in The Narrow Margin.
Stanley Kubrick:  [bathroom]  A gun is hidden in the locker room of the racetrack.
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