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Ernest Hemingway's The killers.

Siodmak, Robert, 1900-1973 (film director.). Veiller, Anthony, 1903-1965 (screenwriter.). Hellinger, Mark, 1903-1947 (film producer.). Siegel, Don, 1912-1991 (film producer,, film director.). Coon, Gene L., (screenwriter.). Lancaster, Burt, 1913-1994 (actor.). Gardner, Ava, 1922-1990 (actor.). O'Brien, Edmond, 1915-1985 (actor.). Dekker, Albert, 1905-1968 (actor.). Levene, Sam, 1905-1980 (actor.). Barnett, Vince, 1902-1977 (actor.). Christine, Virginia, 1920-1996 (actor.). Lambert, Jack, 1920-2002 (actor.). Brown, Charles D., 1887-1948 (actor.). McBride, Donald, 1889-1957 (actor.). McGraw, Charles, 1914-1980 (actor.). Conrad, William, 1920-1994 (actor.). Marvin, Lee, (actor.). Dickinson, Angie, (actor.). Cassavetes, John, 1929-1989 (actor.). Gulager, Clu, (actor.). Akins, Claude, 1918-1994 (actor.). Fell, Norman, 1924-1998 (actor.). Reagan, Ronald, (actor.). Bredell, Elwood, 1884-1976 (director of photography.). Hilton, Arthur, 1897-1979 (film editor.). Otterson, Jack, (art director.). Obzina, Martin, (art director.). Gausman, R. A. (Russell A.), 1892-1963 (set designer.). Robinson, E. R., (set designer.). Brooks, Jack, 1912-1971 (lyricist.). Rózsa, Miklós, 1907-1995 (composer.). Rawlings, Richard L., 1916-1992 (director of photography.). Arrigo, Frank, (art director.). Chan, George B., (art director.). McCarthy, John, Jr., (set designer.). Redd, James S., (set designer.). Belding, Richard, 1919-2007 (film editor.). Colvig, Helen, (costume designer.). Williams, John, 1932- (composer.). Mancini, Henry, (composer.). Raye, Don, (composer.). Wilson, Nancy, 1937- (singer.). Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961 Motion picture adaptation of (work): Killers. (Added Author). Kaminsky, Stuart M., (interviewee (expression)). Keach, Stacy, (voice actor.). Lancaster, Burt, 1913-1994 (voice actor.). Winters, Shelley, (voice actor.). Tarkovskiĭ, Andreĭ Arsenʹevich, 1932-1986 (filmmaker.). Gulager, John, (filmmaker.). Gulager, Tom, (filmmaker.). Fancher, Hampton, (voice actor.). Lethem, Jonathan, (writer of supplementary textual content.). O'Brien, Geoffrey, 1948- (writer of supplementary textual content.). Universal-International (Firm), (production company.). Mark Hellinger Productions, Inc., (production company.). Universal Pictures Company, (production company.). Revue Productions, (production company.). Criterion Collection (Firm), (film distributor.). The killers (1946): Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, Albert Dekker, Sam Levene, Vince Barnett, Virginia Christine, Jack Lambert, Charles D. Brown, Donald MacBride, Charles McGraw, William Conrad. The killers (1964): Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, John Cassavetes, Clu Gulager, Claude Akins, Norman Fell, Ronald Reagan. (Cast).
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Fulton Co PL - Aubbee Library (Leiters Ford) DVD DRAMA ERN (Text) 33187003921513 Digital Video Disc Available -
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library DVD DRAMA ERN (Text) 33187003921505 Digital Video Disc Available -
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Princeton PL - Princeton DVD Movie Killers (Text) 30890000397859 DVD/Blu-ray Upper Level Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1681430142
  • ISBN: 9781681430140
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (102 min., 94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded-out insert.
  • Edition: Two-DVD special edition.
  • Publisher: [Irvington, N. Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2015]

Content descriptions

General Note:
From the story by Ernest Hemingway.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1946 and 1964.
Special features: Disc 1: Stuart Kaminsky (interview from 2002 with writer Stuart M. Kaminsky); Source and adaptations: Hemingway's short story (audio recording from 2002 of actor Stacy Keach reading), Screen directors' playhouse (radio adaptation from 1949 of the 1946 film, starring Burt Lancaster and Shelley Winters), Andrei Tarkovsky's The killers (short film adaptation); Siodmak trailers: Son of Dracula (1943), Cobra woman (1944), The killers (1946), Cry of the city (1948), Criss cross (1949). Disc 2: Reflections with Clu Gulager (interview from 2002 with actor Clu Gulager filmed by his sons, John and Tom Gulager); Don Siegel on The killers (audio excerpt from Don Siegel's autobiography, A Siegel Film, read by actor and director Hampton Fancher); Trailer. Insert includes essays by novelist Jonathan Lethem and critic Geoffrey O'Brien.
Formatted Contents Note:
Ernest Hemingway's The killers (1946 ; 102 min.) / Universal International ; Mark Hellinger Productions, Inc. presents ; Universal Pictures Company, Inc. ; screenplay by Anthony Veiller ; produced by Mark Hellinger ; directed by Robert Siodmak -- Ernest Hemingway's The killers (1964 ; 94 min.) / Universal presents ; Revue Productions ; screenplay by Gene L. Coon ; produced and directed by Donald Siegel.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
The killers (1946): director of photography, Woody Bredell ; film editor, Arthur Hilton ; art direction, Jack Otterson, Martin Obzina ; set decorations, Russell A. Gausman, E.R. Robinson ; "The more I know of love" lyrics, Jack Brooks ; music, Miklos Rozsa. The killers (1964): director of photography, Richard L. Rawlings ; art directors, Frank Arrigo and George Chan ; set decorations, John McCarthy, James S. Redd ; film editor, Richard Belding ; costumes by Helen Colvig ; music score, Johnny Williams ; song "Too little time", Henry Mancini and Don Raye ; "Too little time" sung by Nancy Wilson.
Participant or Performer Note:
The killers (1946): Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, Albert Dekker, Sam Levene, Vince Barnett, Virginia Christine, Jack Lambert, Charles D. Brown, Donald MacBride, Charles McGraw, William Conrad. The killers (1964): Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, John Cassavetes, Clu Gulager, Claude Akins, Norman Fell, Ronald Reagan.
Summary, etc.:
Ernest Hemingway's simple but gripping short tale is a model of economical storytelling. Two directors adapted it into unforgettably virile features: that was intended for television but deemed too violent for home audiences and released theatrically instead. The first is poetic and shadowy, the second direct and harsh as daylight, but both get at the heart of Hemingway's existential classic.
System Details Note:
DVD, NTSC, region 1, (1.33:1) aspect ratio, Dolby digital, mono.
Language Note:
Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject: Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961 > Adaptations.
Assassins > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.
Film adaptations.
Crime films.
Detective and mystery films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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