The Killing (1956)

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The Killing was Stanley Kubrick’s first film with a professional cast and the first time he achieved public recognition as the unconventional director he’s now known for. The story is of ex-prisoners who plan to set up a racetrack so they can live a life without monetary worries. One of the more exceptional films of the 1950’s.

Rotten Tomatoes: Fresh 97% / Audience 92%

Rated Unrated,  1 hr 23 mins

Action • Crime • Drama • Thriller
Stanley Kubrick
Sterling Hayden  •  Coleen Gray  •  Vince Edwards  •  Jay C. Flippen

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