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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Sterling Hayden
Coleen Gray
Vince Edwards
Directors
Stanley Kubrick
Screenwriters
Stanley Kubrick
Jim Thompson
Running Time
85 minutes

The Killing
Early Kubrick.


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The Killing

Plot
After getting out of prison, Johnny Clay masterminds a complex race-track heist, but his scheme is complicated by the intervention of the wife of a teller (George Peatty) in on the scheme, the boyfriend of the wife, airport regulations, and a small dog.


Verdict
Even though he was just staring out, Kubrick instantly mastered the crime genre. A stunning film.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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