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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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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


Video of the Week: “The Killing”

By Marisa on Aug 17, 2016 From The Timothy Carey Experience

Kudos to Turner Classic Movies for featuring the great James Edwards in their Summer Under the Stars showcase today, but it looks like they forgot one… Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are co... Read full article


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Quotes from

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.


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.


Johnny Clay: You like money. You've got a great big dollar sign there where most women have a heart.


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Stanley Kubrick:  [three-way]  Johnny Clay vs. George Peatty vs. Sherry Peatty.
Kirk Douglas was so impressed with this film that he sought out the director for his next project, Paths of Glory.
Stanley Kubrick:  [bathroom]  A gun is hidden in the locker room of the racetrack.
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