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Directed by Don Siegel • 1964 • United States
Starring Lee Marvin, John Cassavetes, Angie Dickinson
Ernest Hemingway’s gripping short story “The Killers” has fascinated readers and filmmakers for generations. In 1964, Don Siegel—initially slated to direct the 1946 version—took it on, creating the first-ever made-for-TV feature, which would prove too violent for American audiences in the wake of JFK's assassination.