The Killers (1946) | Full Movie

The Killers (1946)
  • NR
  • 1h 42m
  • 1946
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Making his film debut in The Killers, Burt Lancaster, portrays Swede, a broken-down ex-fighter waiting in a sleazy room to be assassinated without resistance. Soon after, it becomes the job of insurance investigator Edmond O'Brien to discover why Swede had given up. He pieces together an elaborate look at a man who became the fall guy for gangsters and a seductive, unscrupulous woman (Ava Gardner). A taut Miklos Rozsa score (with a theme later used in Dragnet), an Anthony Veiller screenplay (with, uncredited, John Huston), and the brilliant artistry of director Robert Siodmak make this a stunning tale of cross and double-cross.
© 1946 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Variety Staff

Taken from Ernest Hemingway's story of the same title, picture is a hard-hitting example of forthr...

June 21, 2017
Chicago Reader
Don Druker

An example of film noir at its most expressive.

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Wally Hammond

It's one of the great films of disenchantment.

June 21, 2017
New York Times
Bosley Crowther

As mere movie melodrama, pieced out as a mystery which is patiently unfolded by a sleuthing insura...

June 17, 2017
Eric Melin

The movie darts around in time, constantly surprising and adding more depth to the character of Th...

June 25, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Noir, Thriller, Mystery
  • Release Date:August 28, 1946
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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