EAN-139780783217529   EAN-13 barcode 9780783217529
Product NameThe Killers [VHS]
CategoryElectronics / Photography: A/V Media: Movie / TV
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Price New9.46 US Dollars    (curriencies)
Price Used5.14 US Dollars    (curriencies)
CastBurt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, Albert Dekker, Sam Levene
BindingVHS Tape
FormatBlack & White, Closed-captioned, HiFi Sound, NTSC
Run Time103 minutes
Long DescriptionThis 1946 adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's short story adds well over an hour of new material to the original tale. The reason is, while director Robert Siodmak, star Burt Lancaster, and an outstanding supporting cast are faithful to Hemingway's work, his story only takes up about 15 minutes of screen time. Burt Lancaster plays the doomed man sought by hired guns in a small town. Hemingway's bruisingly concise dialogue makes an early sequence set in a diner quite unnerving, but after the killers dispense with their prey, Siodmak turns to an insurance investigator (Edmond O'Brien) who looks into the reasons behind the murder. An exemplary film noir (complete with a fickle femme fatale played by Ava Gardner), The Killers is all mood and fatalism. --Tom Keogh
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