The Killing

(1956)

Overview

Career criminal Johnny Clay recruits a sharpshooter, a crooked police officer, a bartender and a betting teller named George, among others, for one last job before he goes straight and marries his fiancee, Fay. But when George tells his restless wife, Sherry, about the scheme to steal millions from the racetrack where he works, she hatches a plot of her own.

  1. Stanley Kubrick

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Lionel White

    Novel

Top Billed Cast

  1. Sterling Hayden

    Sterling Hayden

    Johnny Clay

  2. Coleen Gray

    Coleen Gray

    Fay

  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

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The Killing
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Status Released

Release Information

  • May 20, 1956
    NR
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    No rating information.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 25m

Budget $320,000.00

Revenue -

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