STANLEY KUBRICK FESTIVAL – THE KILLING

Rating: PG
Length: 85 mins
Cast: Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards

Kubrick headed out to Los Angeles to make THE KILLING, a film noir focused on that classic yarn of ‘career criminal does one last job before going straight and marrying his main squeeze’. Johnny Clay (Sterling Hayden) hatches a plot to embezzle millions from a racetrack and recruits a team of sharp hoods to help him, but when one of the crims in on the plot gabs to his wife, she comes up with a scheme of her own. Considered by Kubrick to be his first mature feature, THE KILLING is one of the director’s most character-driven films and despite its low budget look is thrumming with a real sense of purpose and urgency.

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