The Killers (1946)

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Burt Lancaster

The Killers (1946) is a better than average film noir based on the Hemingway story of the same name. Starring Burt Lancaster as the prize fighter Ole ‘Swede’ Andreson, Ava Gardner as the femme fatale Kitty, and Edmond O’ Brien as the insurance investigator Reardon. Directed by Robert Siodmak. The first thirteen minutes are pure Hemingway and, in my opinion, the best part of the movie. The rest of the movie is quite good too, but that first part was very impressive. The rest of the movie is an expansion of the original Hemingway story and told in a series of flashbacks. Excellent performances by all, this was Lancaster’s first film and made him a star.

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The Killers

5 thoughts on “The Killers (1946)

  1. I don’t think I’ve seen this one, but I watched more than a few Burt Lancaster films as a kid. I remember my dad and I watching the b&w tv and him naming off every actor in every movie. I used to know them all also but not sure if I still do. Lancaster, one of the greats. I thought his breakthrough role was playing a trapeze artist but this is my cobwebbed synapses speaking.

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    • Those were two good ones. He was in so many that I liked that it is hard to choose. I liked his westerns quite a lot. the Rose Tattoo comes to mind. But, a really odd one that just might be my favorite, is The Swimmer.

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