Film Noir Classics: THE KILLERS

| 1946 | 102 Minutes | |
Directed by Robert Siodmak

Wednesday April 12, 2017

$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Robert Siodmak

Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien

Guest Introduction by Paul Karasik.

The Killers, directed by Robert Siodmak, who received an Academy Award nomination, has long been considered the quintessential noir film: a character study of one man, Swede (Burt Lancaster), who because of betrayal and the love for a woman, Kitty Collins (Ava Gardner) has lost the will to live and waits, alone in one room as his fate unfolds. The entire film, a masterfully edited and photographed series of flashbacks, is Swede’s story, told from the perspective of Riordan (Edmond O’Brien) as he tries to find out the truth.

From a story by Ernest Hemingway.   Burt Lancaster’s film debut.


Paul Karasik has selected three films as prime examples of Must-See Film Noir. Paul is an Eisner Award winning cartoonist whose work has appeared in the New Yorker and whose graphic novels have been translated world-wide. He is the Development Director of the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School and lives in West Tisbury.

"Robert Siodmak directs this for maximum shadowy impact, aided by a crackerjack script from Anthony Veiller (and an uncredited John Huston) and stellar performances from a concrete-solid cast." - Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing

"It's one of the great films of disenchantment." - Wally Hammond, Time Out


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