Don Siegel

The Killers

The Killers

Ernest Hemingway's gripping short story "The Killers" has fascinated readers and filmmakers for generations. In 1964, Don Siegel—initially slated to direct the 1946 version—took it on, creating the first-ever made-for-TV feature, which would prove too violent for American audiences in the wake of JFK's assassination.

Film Info

  • Don Siegel
  • United States
  • 1964
  • 94 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.33:1
  • English

Special Features

  • New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Interview from 2002 with actor Clu Gulager
  • Audio excerpt from director Don Siegel’s autobiography, A Siegel Film, read by actor and director Hampton Fancher
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Geoffrey O’Brien

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
  • Interview from 2002 with actor Clu Gulager
  • Audio excerpt from director Don Siegel’s autobiography, A Siegel Film, read by actor and director Hampton Fancher
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Geoffrey O’Brien
The Killers
Cast
Lee Marvin
Charlie Strom
Angie Dickinson
Sheila Farr
John Cassavetes
Johnny North
Clu Gulager
Lee
Claude Akins
Earl Sylvester
Norman Fell
Mickey Farmer
Ronald Reagan
Jack Browning
Seymour Cassel
Postal clerk
Virginia Christine
Miss Watson
Credits
Director
Don Siegel
Produced by
Don Siegel
Screenplay
Gene L. Coon
Music score
John Williams
“Too Little Time” sung by
Nancy Wilson
Lyrics
Henry Mancini
Lyrics
Don Raye
Film editor
Richard Belding
Makeup
Bud Westmore
Art directors
Frank Arrigo
Art directors
George Chan
Technical adviser
Hall Brock
Director of photography
Richard L. Rawlings

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