The Killers

(1946)

Overview

Two hit men walk into a diner asking for a man called "the Swede". When the killers find the Swede, he's expecting them and doesn't put up a fight. Since the Swede had a life insurance policy, an investigator, on a hunch, decides to look into the murder. As the Swede's past is laid bare, it comes to light that he was in love with a beautiful woman who may have lured him into pulling off a bank robbery overseen by another man.

  1. Anthony Veiller

    Screenplay

  2. Ernest Hemingway

    Novel

  3. Robert Siodmak

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Burt Lancaster

    Burt Lancaster

    'Swede' Andersen

  2. Ava Gardner

    Ava Gardner

    Kitty Collins

  3. Edmond O'Brien

    Edmond O'Brien

    Jim Reardon

  4. Albert Dekker

    Albert Dekker

    Big Jim Colfax

  5. Sam Levene

    Sam Levene

    Lt. Sam Lubinsky

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The Killers
The Killers

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Status Released

Release Information

  • August 28, 1946
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 45m

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