Monday
16
Sep
8.15pm
Back The Killers
 
Mon
16
Sep
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Monday, 16 September 2019 at 8.15pm
Noir
  • Drama. Film Noir
  • 1946
  • USA
  • B&W
  • 113 mins.
 
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Two professional killers invade a small town and kill a gas station attendant, "the Swede," (played by the incomparable Burt Lancaster in his debut film) who's expecting them. Insurance investigator Reardon (Edmond O’Brien - a terrific actor) pursues the case against the orders of his boss, who considers it trivial. Weaving together threads of the Swede's life, Reardon uncovers a complex tale of treachery and crime, all linked with gorgeous, mysterious Kitty Collins (Ava Gardner).

 

For Trivia fans, this was William Conrad's first credited role as one of the killers and who would also go onto star as the Heavweight Detective 'Cannon' in the long running TV series of the same name in the seventies !

Director:

 
Robert Siodmak

Cinematographer:

 
Elwood Bredell

Screenplay:

 
Anthony Veiller John Huston (uncredited) Richard Brooks (uncredited) from the Short Story of the same name by Earnest Hemingway

Cast:

 
Burt Lancaster Ava Gardner Edmund O'Brien William Conrad

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