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Ernest Hemingway's The killers

Author: Anthony VeillerMark HellingerRobert SiodmakBurt LancasterAva GardnerAll authors
Publisher: [Universal City, CA] : Criterion Collection, ©2003, ©1946.
Series: Criterion collection, 176.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Two professional killers invade a small town and kill a gas station attendant, who was expecting them. An insurance investigator pursues the case against the orders of his boss, who considers it trivial. Weaving together threads of the slain gas station attendant's life, the investigator uncovers a complex tale of treachery and crime, all linked with a gorgeous and mysterious woman.
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery films
Drama
Feature films
Film adaptations
Film noir
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Veiller; Mark Hellinger; Robert Siodmak; Burt Lancaster; Ava Gardner; Edmond O'Brien; Albert Dekker; William Conrad; Stuart M Kaminsky; Andreĭ Arsenʹevich Tarkovskiĭ; Shelley Winters; Stacy Keach; Ernest Hemingway; Universal-International (Firm); Mark Hellinger Productions, Inc.; Universal Pictures (Firm)
OCLC Number: 51852572
Notes: Based on: Killers / Ernest Hemingway.
Originally produced as a motion picture by Universal Pictures, Inc. in 1946.
Special features: Andrei Tarkovsky's 1956 student film version of The killers; interview with writer Stuart M. Kaminsky; Screen Director's Playhouse 1949 radio adaptation, starring Burt Lancaster and Shelley Winters; actor Stacy Keach reads Hemingway's short story; production and publicity stills.
Credits: Director of photography, Woody Bredell; art direction, Jack Otterson, Martin Obzina; film editor, Arthur Hilton; music, Miklos Rozsa.
Cast: Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, Albert Dekker, William Conrad.
Description: 1 videodisc (102 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Series Title: Criterion collection, 176.
Other Titles: Killers [1946]
Killers [1956]
Killers [1949 radio play]
Killers (Motion picture : 1946)
Killers
Responsibility: Universal International ; [presented by] Mark Hellinger Productions, Inc. ; screenplay by Anthony Veiller ; produced by Mark Hellinger ; directed by Robert Siodmak.

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Two professional killers invade a small town and kill a gas station attendant, who was expecting them. An insurance investigator pursues the case against the orders of his boss, who considers it trivial. Weaving together threads of the slain gas station attendant's life, the investigator uncovers a complex tale of treachery and crime, all linked with a gorgeous and mysterious woman.

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