The Killing

USA | 1956 | 85 Minutes | Stanley Kubrick

SIFF Cinema Egyptian
You'll think you've died and gone to hardboiled heaven. Or is it hell? Kubrick was only 28 when he unleashed this twisty and twisted masterpiece, studded with diamond-hard dialogue courtesy of pulp master Jim Thompson. Sterling Hayden arranges a clockwork racetrack robbery only to learn the hard way what happens to best-laid plans. Kubrick proved his noir bona fides by casting genre stalwarts Elisha Cook Jr., Marie Windsor, Coleen Gray, Ted de Corsia, Jay C. Flippen—and unforgettable wild man Timothy Carey.

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  • Director: Stanley Kubrick
  • Principal Cast: Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards, Jay C. Flippen, Elisha Cook
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 1956
  • Running Time: 85 Minutes
  • Producer: James B. Harris
  • Screenplay: Stanley Kubrick, Lionel White
  • Cinematographers: Lucien Ballard
  • Editors: Betty Steinberg
  • Music: Gerald Fried
  • Language: English