The Killers (1946) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Robert Siodmak and produced by Mark Hellinger.
The Killers was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2008.
Academy Awards 1946 --- Ceremony Number 19 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Director||Robert Siodmak||Nominated|
|Best Film Editing||Arthur Hilton||Nominated|
|Best Music - Scoring||Miklos Rozsa||Nominated|
|Best Writing||Anthony Veiller||Nominated|
reblog: Don Siegel’s The KillersBy John Grant on Sep 10, 2019 From Noirish
***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 Gardner... Read full article
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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 full article
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R.S. Kenyon: Owing to your splendid efforts the basic rate of The Atlantic Casualty Company - as of 1947 - will probably drop one-tenth of a cent.
[he shakes Reardon's hand]
R.S. Kenyon: Congratulations, Mr. Reardon.
Jim Reardon: I'd rather have a night's sleep.
R.S. Kenyon: Why don't you take a good rest. I must say you've earned it.
[Reardon starts to leave]
R.S. Kenyon: This is Friday... don't come in 'til Monday.
Jim Reardon: Thanks.
Jim Reardon: How well did you know the Swede?
Charleston: Me? Mister, I guess me and the Swede were about as close as two guys can get. For nearly two years we weren't more than eight and a half feet apart. That's how big the cell was.
Big Jim Colfax: If there's one thing in this world I hate, it's a double-crossing dame.
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This was Burt Lancaster's first important movie role. He was the third choice for the part of The Swede, and was signed only after actors Wayne Morris and Sonny Tufts proved unavailable. Lancaster was an ex-circus acrobat from Union City, New Jersey. When producer Mark Hellinger saw the first rushes of Lancaster's performance in a private screening room, he was so pleased that he yelled "So help me, may all my actors be acrobats!"
The musical theme by Miklós Rózsa, heard whenever the killers appear, was later used in expanded form as the theme music for the TV series Dragnet and its revival Dragnet 1967.
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