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Official Trailer

The Killers Movie Trailer

Release Date

August 30, 1946

Running Time

103 minutes

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The Killers

Two hit men walk into a diner asking for a man called "the Swede" (Burt Lancaster). When the killers find the Swede, he's expecting them and doesn't put up a fight. Since the Swede had a life insurance policy, an investigator (Edmond O'Brien), on a hunch, decides to look into the murder. As the Swede's past is laid bare, it comes to light that he was in love with a beautiful woman (Ava Gardner) who may have lured him into pulling off a bank robbery overseen by another man (Albert Dekker).


Burt Lancaster

Burt Lancaster

Ava Gardner

Ava Gardner

Edmond O'Brien

Edmond O'Brien

Sam Levene

Sam Levene


Director Robert Siodmak

Screenplay Anthony Veiller

Producer Mark Hellinger

Cinematography Woody Bredell

Editing Arthur Hilton

Music Miklós Rózsa

Distributor Universal Pictures

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