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The Killing
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Directed By
Stanley Kubrick

Written By:
Stanley Kubrick

Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards, Jay C. Flippen, Elisha Cook Jr., Marie Windsor, Ted de Corsia, Joe Sawyer, James Edwards, Timothy Carey, Joe Turkel, Jay Adler, Tito Vuolo, Dorothy Adams, James Griffith, Steve Mitchell, William 'Billy' Benedict, Charles Cane, Robert Williams, Art Gilmore, Sol Gorss, Richard Reeves, Frank Richards, Kenner G. Kemp, Herbert Ellis, Cecil Elliott, Mary Carroll, Harry Hines, Kenner G. Kemp, Hal J. Moore, Kola Kwariani

The Killing (1956)
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Movie Review by Movie Addict
May 15th, 2007

A Kubrick classic

This is a Kubrick classic. A great caper film with a super cast from the period.

Like any great caper film, it spends most of the time setting up the caper. It is meticulously planned and everything works like clockwork in a daring racetrack robbery.

The team is led by Sterling Hayden, who was Police Captain McCluskey in The Godfather. He rally puts together a great team and has a great plan. I wouldn't dare tip you to the ending, but I guarantee you that it is different than anything I have seen and a real winner.

A good part of the film is devoted to Marie Windsor, the manipulative, double-crossing wife of Elisha Cook Jr., a member of the crew. Their relationship is funny and tragic and comes to a predictable end.

I would be remiss if I didn't mention Kola Kwariani, a professional wrestler in his only film. He has a great part in the caper and provides a barrel of laughs.

You can have a lot of fun with some of the old classics, and Kubrick gives us a real winner here. Don't miss it for a superb caper film.

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