The Killing

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Stanley Kubrick’s account of an ambitious racetrack robbery is one of Hollywood’s tautest, twistiest noirs. Aided by a radically time-shuffling narrative, razor-sharp dialogue from pulp novelist Jim Thompson, and a phenomenal cast of character actors,... read more
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Stanley Kubrick’s account of an ambitious racetrack robbery is one of Hollywood’s tautest, twistiest noirs. Aided by a radically time-shuffling narrative, razor-sharp dialogue from pulp novelist Jim Thompson, and a phenomenal cast of character actors, including Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Timothy Carey, Elisha Cook Jr., and Marie Windsor, The Killing is both a jaunty thriller and a cold-blooded punch to the gut. And with its precise tracking shots and gratifying sense of irony, it’s Kubrick to the core.

Original Release

06/06/1956

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Cast

Sterling Hayden Johnny Clay
Coleen Gray Fay
Vince Edwards Val Cannon
Jay C. Flippen Marvin Unger
Elisha Cook Jr. George Peatty
Marie Windsor Sherry Peatty
Ted de Corsia Policeman Randy Kennan
Joe Sawyer Mike O'Reilly
James Edwards Track Parking Attendant
Timothy Carey Nikki Arcane
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Stanley Kubrick

Writers

Jim Thompson, Lionel White, Stanley Kubrick

Cast

Sterling Hayden Johnny Clay
Coleen Gray Fay
Vince Edwards Val Cannon
Jay C. Flippen Marvin Unger
Elisha Cook Jr. George Peatty
Marie Windsor Sherry Peatty
Ted de Corsia Policeman Randy Kennan
Joe Sawyer Mike O'Reilly
James Edwards Track Parking Attendant
Timothy Carey Nikki Arcane
Joe Turkel Tiny
Jay Adler Leo the Loanshark
Kola Kwariani Maurice Oboukhoff
Tito Vuolo Joe Piano
Dorothy Adams Mrs. Ruthie O'Reilly
James Griffith Mr. Grimes - Airline Supervisor
Herbert Ellis 2nd American Airlines Clerk
Cecil Elliott Lady with Small Dog
Steve Mitchell Brown - American Airlines Clerk
Mary Carroll Woman Asking Kennan for Help

Producers

Editors

Betty Steinberg

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