The Killers

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Two hit men walk into a diner asking for a man called "the Swede" (Burt Lancaster). When the killers find the Swede, he's expecting them and doesn't put up a fight. Since the Swede had a life insurance policy, an investigator (Edmond O'Brien), on a hunch, decides to look into the murder. As the Swede's past is laid bare, it comes to light that he was in love with a beautiful woman (Ava Gardner) who may have lured him into pulling off a bank robbery overseen by another man (Albert Dekker).

Release details

Release date: Wednesday August 28 1946
Duration: 105 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Robert Siodmak
Screenwriter: Anthony Veiller
Cast: Edmond O'Brien
Ava Gardner
Burt Lancaster
Albert Dekker
Sam Levene
Vince Barnett
Charles McGraw
William Conrad
Virginia Christine
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