The Killing (1956)

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Movie Info & Cast


Crook Johnny Clay assembles a five-man team to plan and execute a daring racetrack robbery.


  • Sterling Hayden
  • Coleen Gray
  • Vince Edwards
  • Jay C. Flippen
  • Marie Windsor
  • Joe Sawyer
  • Ted de Corsia
  • Elisha Cook
  • Timothy Carey

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Orson Welles was so taken with this film that after seeing it he declared Kubrick could do no wrong; not to be missed.

Metacritic review by Jonathan Rosenbaum
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

The kind of Swiss-watch precision and attention to detail that would eventually get Kubrick labeled Hollywood's most notorious perfectionist.

Metacritic review by Chris Nashawaty
Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly