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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