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Ernest Hemingway's The killers / Universal Pictures International [1946 version] ; Universal presents [1964 version].

Siodmak, Robert, 1900-1973 (Added Author). Siegel, Don, 1912-1991 (Added Author). Hellinger, Mark, 1903-1947 (Added Author). Veiller, Anthony, 1903-1965 (Added Author). Geiger, Milton. (Added Author). Lancaster, Burt, 1913-1994 (Added Author). Gardner, Ava, 1922-1990 (Added Author). Coon, Gene L. (Added Author). Dickinson, Angie. (Added Author). Cassavetes, John, 1929-1989 (Added Author). Reagan, Ronald. (Added Author). Gulager, Clu. (Added Author). Winters, Shelley. (Added Author). Conrad, William, 1920-1994 (Added Author). Tarkovskiĭ, Andreĭ Arsenʹevich, 1932-1986 Ubijtsi. (Added Author). Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961 Killers. (Added Author). Lethem, Jonathan. (Added Author). O'Brien, Geoffrey, 1948- (Added Author). Universal Pictures Company. (Added Author). Mark Hellinger Productions, Inc. (Added Author). Criterion Collection (Firm) (Added Author). Universal City Studios. (Added Author).
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  • 3 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Series Information

Criterion collection ; 176.
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Record details

  • ISBN: 1559409312
  • ISBN: 9781559409315
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (102 min., 94 min.) : sound, black and white and color ; 4 3/4 in. + 2 brochures.
  • Edition: Special ed. double-disc set
  • Publisher: [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2003]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from container.
Originally produced as motion pictures in 1946 and 1964.
Based on the short story, The killers, by Ernest Hemingway.
Includes two essay brochures: Essay on 1946 version by Jonathan Lethem and essay on 1964 version by Geoffrey O'Brien.
Formatted Contents Note:
Disc 1. 1946 adaptation -- disc 2. 1964 adaptation.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
1946 version: Produced by Mark Hellinger ; directed by Robert Siodmak ; screenplay, Anthony Veiller ; music, Miklos Rozsa ; director of photography, Woody Bredell ; editor, Arthur Hilton.
1964 version: Produced and directed by Donald Siegel ; screenplay, Gene L. Coon ; music, Johnny Williams ; director of photography, Richard L. Rawlings ; editor, Richard Belding.
Participant or Performer Note:
1946 version: Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, Sam Levene, Virginia Christine, William Conrad.
1964 version: Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, John Cassavetes, Clu Gulager, Ronald Reagan.
Summary, etc.:
Melodramatic thrillers based on the Hemingway story about two hit men and their target, who accepts his fate as though he were already dead.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD ; NTSC ; fullscreen presentation ; Dolby digital mono ; dual-layer disc.
Language Note:
English SDH captions for the hearing impaired [1946 and 1964 features].
Awards Note:
1946 version was named to the National Film Registry in 2008 by the Library of Congress.
Winner, Best Foreign Actor (Lee Marvin), 1966 BAFTA Awards.
Subject: Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961. Killers > Film adaptations.
Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961. Killers > Audio adaptations.
Murder for hire > United States > Drama.
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) > United States > Drama.
Man-woman relationships > United States > Drama.
Motion picture producers and directors > United States > Personal narratives.
Genre: Feature films.
Film noir.
Detective and mystery films.
Crime films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Radio adaptations.
Short films.
National Film Registry.

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