The Killers

USA | 1946 | 103 min. | Robert Siodmak

February 11, 2022

Noir City

Based on an Ernest Hemingway short story, this classic noir uses flashbacks to tell the story of a ex-boxer named The Swede, and how love and betrayal destroyed his will to live.

SIFF year-round passes and vouchers are not valid for Noir City screenings.

This film has been called the Citizen Kane of film noir. It’s all here: murder, betrayal, lust, flashbacks, sumptuous visuals, double- and triple-crosses, whipcrack dialogue... and sexy young Burt Lancaster and Ava Gardner, erupting into stardom.

(Note courtesy of Noir City.)

  • Director: Robert Siodmak
  • Principal Cast: Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, Sam Levene
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 1946
  • Running Time: 103 min.
  • Producer: Mark Hellinger
  • Screenplay: Anthony Veiller
  • Cinematographers: Elwood Bredell
  • Editors: Arthur Hilton
  • Music: Miklós Rózsa
  • Language: English
  • Format: DCP (4K Restoration)
  • US Distributor: Universal Repertory

2022 Noir City Sponsors