over 2 years
Film narration throughout assists greatly for blind viewers.
A stilted opening and heavy narration may make you want to stop, but this is a true gem.
over 5 years
Perhaps the greatest American heist movies ever made...
almost 6 years
Stanley Kubrick does Reservoir Dogs. Not exactly Clockwork Orange but a breezy sit
over 6 years
Above average heist movie. Even for an early Kubrick it's pretty compelling stuff.
The Killing is a 1956 film noir produced by James B. Harris and directed by Stanley Kubrick. It was written by Kubrick and Jim Thompson and based on the novel Clean Break by Lionel White. The drama features Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards and Elisha Cook Jr.
Johnny Clay (Sterling Hayden) is a veteran criminal planning one last heist before settling down and marrying Fay (Coleen Gray). He plans to rob two million dollars from the money counting room of a racetrack during a featured race. He assembles a team consisting of a corrupt cop (Ted de Corsia), a betting window teller (Elisha Cook Jr.) to give access to the backroom, a sharpshooter (Timothy Carey) to shoot the favorite horse during the race to distract the crowd, a wrestler (Kola Kwariani) to provide another distraction by provoking a fight at the track bar and a track bartender (Joe Sawyer).
The betting window teller George Peatty, tells his wife Sherry (Marie Windsor), about the impending robbery. Sherry is bitter...