The Killers (1946) / Universal Studios
Directed By: Robert Siodmak
Starring: Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner & Edmond O'Brien
Tagline: "She's a match for any mobster!"
~ Nominated for 4 Academy Awards including, "Best Director" & "Best Screenplay"
~ This classic film noir is based on Ernest Hemingway's novel aptly titled the same.
In a small town a gas station attendant, Ole Anderson (Lancaster) is being hunted down by two killers: Max (William Conrad) and Al (Charles McGraw). Ole who is also known as "the Swede" is told of this by a co-worker though simply does not leave for survival rather sticks put and is murdered.
"The Swede" no longer has the ends meat with the boxing so he gets into hanging with the wrong crowd. Then is attached romantically with Kitty Collins (Gardner) who is a dark woman with her own motives and out for herself. Kitty is found wearing stolen jewelery and rather her going to jail "the Swede" takes the blame and get thrown into jail with a three year sentence. What a man does for love that is utter blind. Big Jim Colfax is running the show and had "The Swede" in his groyp of men. The big development that occurs is that when "the Swede" is released from jail he finds that the same men are up to no good and Kitty is now dating Jim.
A classic film noir with plenty of twists and turns where one gets to see if such a beauty like Kitty has poison running through her veins or if love saves the day. A classic that is most worthy of seeing!. \\