Stanley Kubrick

The Killing

The Killing

Stanley Kubrick’s account of an ambitious racetrack robbery is one of Hollywood’s tautest, twistiest noirs. Aided by a radically time-shuffling narrative, razor-sharp dialogue from pulp novelist Jim Thompson, and a phenomenal cast of character actors, including Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Timothy Carey, Elisha Cook Jr., and Marie Windsor, The Killing is both a jaunty thriller and a cold-blooded punch to the gut. And with its precise tracking shots and gratifying sense of irony, it’s Kubrick to the core.

Film Info

  • Stanley Kubrick
  • United States
  • 1956
  • 84 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.66:1
  • English
  • Spine #575

Special Features

  • New digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • New video interview with producer James B. Harris
  • Excerpted interviews with actor Sterling Hayden from the French television series Cinéma cinémas
  • New video interview with poet and author Robert Polito about writer Jim Thompson
  • Restored high-definition digital transfer of Stanley Kubrick’s 1955 noir feature Killer’s Kiss
  • New video appreciation of Killer’s Kiss featuring film critic Geoffrey O’Brien
  • Trailers
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by film historian Haden Guest and a reprinted interview with actress Marie Windsor

New cover by Connor Willumsen

Purchase Options

Special Features

  • New digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • New video interview with producer James B. Harris
  • Excerpted interviews with actor Sterling Hayden from the French television series Cinéma cinémas
  • New video interview with poet and author Robert Polito about writer Jim Thompson
  • Restored high-definition digital transfer of Stanley Kubrick’s 1955 noir feature Killer’s Kiss
  • New video appreciation of Killer’s Kiss featuring film critic Geoffrey O’Brien
  • Trailers
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by film historian Haden Guest and a reprinted interview with actress Marie Windsor

New cover by Connor Willumsen

The Killing
Cast
Sterling Hayden
Johnny Clay
Coleen Gray
Fay
Vince Edwards
Val Cannon
Jay C. Flippen
Marvin Unger
Ted DeCorsia
Policeman Randy Kennan
Marie Windsor
Sherry Peatty
Elisha Cook
George Peatty
Joe Sawyer
Mike O'Reilly
James Edwards
Track parking attendant
Timothy Carey
Nikki Arcane
Kola Kwariani
Maurice Oboukhoff
Jay Adler
Leo, the loan shark
Tito Vuolo
Joe Piano
Dorothy Adams
Mrs. Ruthie O'Reilly
Herbert Ellis
Second American Airlines clerk
James Griffith
Mr. Grimes, airline supervisor
Cecil Elliott
Lady with small dog
Joseph Turkel
Tiny
Steve Mitchell
Brown
William Benedict
American Airlines clerk
Credits
Director
Stanley Kubrick
Producer
James B. Harris
Screenplay
Stanley Kubrick
Dialogue
Jim Thompson
Based on the novel Clean Break by
Lionel White
Director of photography
Lucien Ballard
Art director
Roth Sobotka
Editing
Betty Steinberg
Music composed and conducted by
Gerald Fried
Assistant director
Milton Carter
Associate producer
Alexander Singer
Camera operator
Dick Tower
Gaffer
Bobby Jones
Head grip
Carl Gibson
Script supervisor
Mary Gibsone
Sound
Earl Snyder
Makeup
Robert Littlefield
Wardrobe
Jack Masters
Special effects
Dave Koehler
Set decorator
Harry Reif
Photographic effects
Jack Rabin
Photographic effects
Louis DeWitt

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