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The Killers (1946)

1946, Robert Siodmak, USA, 103 min.
With Edmond O’Brien, Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner

Show Times

  • Fri, Oct 4th 2:00pm
  • Sun, Oct 6th 3:00pm
  • Thu, Oct 10th 6:00pm

"An example of film noir at its most expressive."—Don Druker, Chicago Reader

Boasting an innovative structure, hyper-atmospheric cinematography, and the hot-couple charisma of rising stars Lancaster and Gardner, the 1946 version of THE KILLERS is one of the essential classics from the high period of film noir. The intense opening scenes follow Hemingway’s story almost verbatim; the rest is an imaginative extrapolation by screenwriters Anthony Veiller and (uncredited) John Huston, who invent a cocky insurance investigator (O’Brien) to dig into the troubling murder of a washed-up prizefighter (Lancaster). Siodmak's high-powered direction keeps the momentum going through a series of chronologically scrambled flashbacks that uncover a string of double-crosses behind a factory payroll heist. New 4K DCP digital restoration. (MR)

Buy a ticket at our regular prices for either version of THE KILLERS, and get a ticket for any show of the other version at this discount rate with proof of your original purchase: General Admission $7; Students $5; Members $4. (This discount price applies to the second film only. Discount available in person at the box office only.)

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