Saturday Film Noir: The Killers

The Killers (1946) is based in part on the short story of the same name by Ernest Hemingway. The film was directed by Robert Siodmak and features Burt Lancaster in his screen debut, as well as Ava Gardner, Edmond O’Brien, and Sam Levene. An uncredited John Huston co-wrote the screenplay.

In 2008, The Killers was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

In Spain The Killers was released as Forajidos, in Latin America was released as Asesinos.

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