About

The Killing was Stanley Kubrick’s first film with a professional cast and the first time he achieved public recognition as the unconventional director he’s now known for. The story is of ex-prisoners who plan to set up a racetrack so they can live a life without monetary worries. One of the more exceptional films of the 1950’s.

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Directed by

Stanley Kubrick

Written by

Stanley Kubrick (Screenplay)
Lionel White (Novel)
Jim Thompson (Dialogue)

Runtime

85 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

...Like No Other Picture Since "Scarface" and "Little Caesar"!

Cast

Keywords

femme fatale wife husband relationship crime adultery corruption secret sniper robbery way of life horse race classic noir marriage crisis bag of money ex-detainee

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