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The Killing was director Stanley Kubrick's first major film effort -- though, like Kubrick's earlier films, it was economically produced with an inexpensive cast. In a variation of his Asphalt Jungle role, Sterling Hayden plays veteran criminal Johnny Clay, planning one last big heist before settling down to a respectable marriage with Fay (Colleen Gray). Teaming with several cohorts, Johnny masterminds a racetrack robbery. The basic flaw is that all the crooks involved are losers and small-timers who find themselves in way ...

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Ambika L

Jan 9, 2014

Classic Noir by Kubrick

One of two great film noirs by Stanley Kubrick. Dark, seamy, funny, fast-paced. Early signs of genius.

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