The Killers

The Killers

Directed by Robert Siodmak • 1946 • United States
Starring Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O’Brien

Ernest Hemingway’s gripping short story “The Killers” has fascinated readers and filmmakers for generations. Its first screen incarnation came in 1946, when director Robert Siodmak unleashed THE KILLERS, helping to define the film noir style and launching the careers of Burt Lancaster and Ava Gardner in this archetypal masterpiece

The Killers
  • The Killers

    Directed by Robert Siodmak • 1946 • United States
    Starring Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O’Brien

    Ernest Hemingway’s gripping short story “The Killers” has fascinated readers and filmmakers for generations. Its first screen incarnation came in 1946, when director Robert Siodmak unleashed TH...

Extras

  • Stuart Kaminsky on THE KILLERS

    The following interview with author and screenwriter Stuart Kaminsky was conducted by the Criterion Collection in 2002.

  • THE KILLERS Source and Adaptations: Hemingway’s Short Story

    Ernest Hemingway’s “The Killers” was first published in 1927. This reading of the story by actor Stacy Keach was originally recorded for the Simon & Schuster audiobook “Ernest Hemingway: The Short Stories.”

  • THE KILLERS Source and Adaptations: “Screen Directors’ Playhouse”

    The following radio adaptation of Robert Siodmak’s THE KILLERS was originally broadcast on the June 5, 1948, episode of the series “Screen Directors’ Playhouse.” It stars Burt Lancaster, Shelley Winters, Tony Barrett, and William Conrad.