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Double Feat: THE KILLERS (1946)+THE KILLERS (1964)

Intro by Film Noir Foundation founder Eddie Muller on Oct 19

THE KILLERS (1946)
The film that has been called the CITIZEN KANE of film noir. It's all here: murder, betrayal, lust, flashbacks, sumptuous visuals, double- and triple-crosses, whipcrack dialogue...and sexy young'uns Burt Lancaster and Ava Gardner erupting into stardom. (Note courtesy of Noir City.) DIR Robert Siodmak; SCR Anthony Veiller, from the short story by Ernest Hemingway; PROD Mark Hellinger. U.S., 1946, b&w, 103 min. NOT RATED
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THE KILLERS (1964)
Mob hitmen Lee Marvin and Clu Gulager are puzzled as to why their target, former criminal-turned-schoolteacher John Cassavetes, doesn't put up more of a fight when they come calling. Curious, they investigate his past, which leads them to his ex-lover Angie Dickinson and shady L.A. real estate honcho Ronald Reagan (in his final theatrical role before running for governor). A remake of Robert Siodmak's 1946 movie of same name, THE KILLERS was directed by Don Siegel and originally intended to be the first made-for-TV feature. In the wake of the 1963 Kennedy assassination, the film was rejected by the network and redirected to its eventual B-movie studio release, due to its intense violence. The music is by a young John Williams, then known as "Johnny," already eight years into his professional composing career at age 32. DIR/PROD Don Siegel; SCR Gene L. Coon, from the story by Ernest Hemingway. U.S., 1964, color, 93 min. NOT RATED
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226 Minutes
Film noir

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