Robert Siodmak

The Killers

The Killers

Ernest Hemingway's gripping short story "The Killers" has fascinated readers and filmmakers for generations. Its first screen incarnation came in 1946, when director Robert Siodmak unleashed The Killers, helping to define the film noir style and launching the careers of Burt Lancaster and Ava Gardner in this archetypal masterpiece

Film Info

  • Robert Siodmak
  • United States
  • 1946
  • 102 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.33:1
  • English

Special Features

  • New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Andrei Tarkovsky’s short film adaptation of Ernest Hemingway’s “The Killers,” made when he was a student in 1956
  • Interview from 2002 with writer Stuart M. Kaminsky
  • Screen Directors’ Playhouse radio adaptation from 1949, starring Burt Lancaster and Shelley Winters
  • Audio recording from 2002 of actor Stacy Keach reading Hemingway’s short story
  • Trailers
  • PLUS: An essay by novelist Jonathan Lethem

Available In

Collector's Set

The Killers

The Killers

Blu-Ray Box Set

1 Disc

$31.96

Collector's Set

The Killers

The Killers

DVD Box Set

2 Discs

$23.96

Special Features

  • New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Andrei Tarkovsky’s short film adaptation of Ernest Hemingway’s “The Killers,” made when he was a student in 1956
  • Interview from 2002 with writer Stuart M. Kaminsky
  • Screen Directors’ Playhouse radio adaptation from 1949, starring Burt Lancaster and Shelley Winters
  • Audio recording from 2002 of actor Stacy Keach reading Hemingway’s short story
  • Trailers
  • PLUS: An essay by novelist Jonathan Lethem
The Killers
Cast
Burt Lancaster
The Swede
Ava Gardner
Kitty Collins
Edmond O'Brien
Jim Reardon
Albert Dekker
Big Jim Colfax
Sam Levene
Lieutenant Sam Lubinsky
Vince Barnett
Charleston
Virginia Christine
Lilly Harmon Lubinsky
Jack Lambert
Dum-Dum Clarke
Jeff Corey
Blinky Franklin
Charles D. Brown
Packy Robinson
Donald MacBride
R. S. Kenyon
Charles McGraw
Al
William Conrad
Max
Phil Brown
Nick Adams
Credits
Director
Robert Siodmak
Produced by
Mark Hellinger
Music
Miklós Rózsa
“The More I Know of Love” Lyrics
Jack Brooks
Film editor
Arthur Hilton
Art direction
Jack Otterson
Art direction
Martin Obzina
Director of photography
Woody Bredell
Screenplay
Anthony Veiller
From the story by
Ernest Hemingway

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