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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  1. Stanley Kubrick

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Lionel White


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  1. Sterling Hayden

    Sterling Hayden

    Johnny Clay

  2. Coleen Gray

    Coleen Gray


  3. Vince Edwards

    Vince Edwards

    Val Cannon

  4. Jay C. Flippen

    Jay C. Flippen

    Marvin Unger

  5. Elisha Cook Jr.

    Elisha Cook Jr.

    George Peatty

  6. Marie Windsor

    Marie Windsor

    Sherry Peatty

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 25m

Budget $320,000.00

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Release Information

  • May 20, 1956
    NR, Theatrical



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