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The Killers (PG)

Cast: Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, Albert Dekker
Genre: Thriller
Author(s): Anthony Veiller
Director: Robert Siodmak
Release Date: 15/02/2008 (London BFI Southbank)
Running Time: 102mins
Country: US
Year: 1946

Re-release of Robert Siodmak's 1946 noir thriller, based on the short story by Ernest Hemingway. Two hired killers enter a diner looking for their target, the Swede. One of the patrons overhears and rushes to warm the Swede but he seems consigned to his fate because, as he says, "I did something wrong... once". In a series of flashbacks, insurance investigator Jim Reardon, who must pay out on the Swede's death, learns about the life of the marked man and his dealings with a seductive femme fatale, Kitty Collins.

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