The Killing

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THE KILLINGΗΠΑ/USA, 1956, μ&α/b&w

Σκην./Dir.: Stanley Kubrick | Σεν./Scr.: Stanley Kubrick, Jim Thompson | Φωτ./ Cin.: Lucien Ballard | Μοντ./Ed.: Betty Steinberg | Μουσ./Mus.: Gerald Fried | Ηθ./Cast: Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards | Παρ./Prod.:  James B. Harris/ Harris-Kubrick Productions | Διάρκ./Dur.: 84΄

After spending 5 years in Alcatraz, Johnny Clay decides that if he’s going to commit crimes, the risk had better be worth the punishment. He then proceeds to mastermind a brilliant criminal scheme to steal $2,000,000 from a local racetrack in which "no one will get hurt". The only flaw in his plan is that he does not consider one of his co-horts’ greedy, shrewish wife and her ruthless boyfriend.

Kirk Douglas was so impressed with this film that he sought out the director for his next project "Paths Of Glory" (1957).

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