Tuesday, 16 August 2011

the killers (1946) - robert siodmak

This was a pretty damn fine whodunnit in the best way possible way, working backwards from an ex boxer (The Swede, played by Burt Lancaster) being killed, to an insurance man (played by Edmond O'Brien) trying to find out the story behind the shooting. It is a classic film noir and has some good twists along the way, especially the ending. The book was written by Ernest Hemingway, and old Burtie boy looks pretty cool throughout, although he also plays a sap to Ava Gardners Kitty Collins (The big girls blouse). Altogether now "Kitty is innocent, Kitty is innocent".

toodle pip.

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