The Killers The Killers

  |  Buy to Own: 22/10/2007
  |  195 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


The original film noir and its remake in one package. In 'The Killers' (1946), after boxer Swede (Burt Lancaster) is gunned down by a pair of contract killers, insurance investigator Jim Reardon (Edmond O'Brien) sets about piecing together the motives behind the murder. Swede's story is revealed in flashback - how he became involved in the crime world of Big Jim Colfax (Albert Dekker), only to be seduced into armed robbery by Colfax's glamorous moll, Kitty Collins (Ava Gardner). In 'The Killers' (1964), director Don Siegel's gritty remake of the 1946 original, Lee Marvin and Clu Gulager star as two hitmen determined to find out why their latest victim offered no resistance when they came calling.