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The Killers (1946) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Edmond O'Brien, Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Albert Dekker, Sam Levene, Jack Lambert

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THE KILLERS is a movie produced by Mark Hellinger and directed by Robert Siodmak in 1946. The picture earned four nominations for the Academy Awards.

Burt -the Swede- Lancaster is executed by two killers in Brentwood, New Jersey. Edmond O'Brien, a detective at Lancaster's insurance company, will investigate the reasons why he's been killed. He'll eventually discover that the Swede was involved in an important robbery a few years before with Albert -Colmax- Dekker. Before that heist, the Swede, retired from the boxing business, had just spent two years in prison in order to protect his girl-friend Ava Gardner. During this period, Ava had become Colmax's girl. Has Colmax suddenly decided to get rid of his former associate because he believed that it was the Swede who stole $250,000?
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   criminals stealing from other criminals    -   criminals killing each other

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   private investigator Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast    -   Midwest Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Misc setting    -   prison    -   sports arena

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Is this movie based on a    -   book

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