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Thumbnail for The Killers (1946) The Killers (1946)

Basics Critics:84Viewers:72Rusty:79
Category: Crime, Drama, Mystery/Noir/ThrillerNotable as: Film noir, Award-Winning WorkSub-Category: Film noir, Thriller, Crime Fiction, Mystery, DramaNarrative location: New JerseyRuntime: 102 - 105 minutesLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesDirector: Robert SiodmakScreenwriter: Anthony Veiller, John Huston, Richard Brooks, Ernest HemingwayBased on: The KillersMusic: Miklós RózsaCinematography: Elwood BredellStars: Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, Sam Levene, Albert Dekker, Philip Brown, Charles McGraw, William Conrad, Virginia Christine Producer: Mark HellingerStudio: Universal StudiosAwards won: National Film RegistryAward nominations: Academy Award for Best Director (Robert Siodmak)
Academy Award for Best Film Editing (Arthur Hilton)
Academy Award for Best Original Dramatic or Comedy Score (Miklós Rózsa)
Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (Anthony Veiller)
Award details: (details at IMDb)

The Killers is a 1946 American film noir directed by Robert Siodmak and based in part on the short story of the same name by Ernest Hemingway. The film stars Burt Lancaster in his film debut, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, and Sam Levene. The film also features William Conrad in his first credited role, as one of the titular killers. An uncredited John Huston and Richard Brooks co-wrote the screenplay, which was credited to Anthony Veiller. In 2008, The Killers was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

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