The Killing

The Killing (1956)

In all its fury and violence...

  • Genre: Crime, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1956-06-06
  • User Rating: 7.6/10 from 1386 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 25min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: United Artists
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Stanley Kubrick
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Career criminal Johnny Clay recruits a sharpshooter, a crooked police officer, a bartender and a betting teller named George, among others, for one last job before he goes straight and gets married. But when George tells his restless wife about the scheme to steal millions from the racetrack where he works, she hatches a plot of her own.

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  • Sterling Hayden

    as Johnny Clay
  • Coleen Gray

    as Fay
  • Vince Edwards

    as Val Cannon
  • Jay C. Flippen

    as Marvin Unger
  • Ted de Corsia

    as Randy Kennan
  • Marie Windsor

    as Sherry Peatty
  • Elisha Cook Jr.

    as George Peatty
  • Joe Sawyer

    as Mike O'Reilly
  • James Edwards

    as Track Parking Attendant
  • Timothy Carey

    as Nikki Arcane
  • Kola Kwariani

    as Maurice Oboukhoff
  • Jay Adler

    as Leo the Loanshark
  • Tito Vuolo

    as Joe Piano - motel manager
  • Dorothy Adams

    as Mrs. Ruthie O'Reilly
  • Herbert Ellis

    as 2nd American Airlines Clerk
  • James Griffith

    as Mr. Grimes
  • Cecil Elliott

    as Lady with Small Dog
  • Joe Turkel

    as Tiny
  • Steve Mitchell

    as Brown - American Airlines Clerk
  • Mary Carroll

    as Woman Asking Kennan for Help
  • William Benedict

    as American Airlines Clerk
  • Charles Cane

    as Plainclothesman at Airport
  • Robert B. Williams

    as Plainclothesman at Airport
  • Tom Coleman

    as Racetrack Spectator (uncredited)
  • Rodney Dangerfield

    as Onlooker (uncredited)
  • Franklyn Farnum

    as Racetrack Spectator (uncredited)
  • John George

    as Racetrack Spectator (uncredited)
  • Art Gilmore

    as Narrator (uncredited)
  • Kenner G. Kemp

    as Racetrack Spectator (uncredited)
  • Carl M. Leviness

    as Racetrack Spectator (uncredited)
  • Sol Gorss

    as Track Guard Slugged by Johnny (uncredited)
  • Harry Hines

    as Chess Player (uncredited)
  • Hal J. Moore

    as Race Track P.A. Announcer (uncredited)
  • Harvey Parry

    as Bartender (uncredited)
  • Richard Reeves

    as Bill - Track Employee in Locker Room (uncredited)
  • Frank Richards

    as Track Employee in Locker Room (uncredited)
  • Arthur Tovey

    as Racetrack Cashier (uncredited)
Writing Stanley Kubrick Screenplay
Directing Stanley Kubrick Director
Writing Lionel White Novel
Writing Jim Thompson Writer
Production James B. Harris Producer
Sound Gerald Fried Original Music Composer
Sound Gerald Fried Conductor
Camera Lucien Ballard Director of Photography
Editing Betty Steinberg Editor
Visual Effects Paul Eagler Visual Effects Camera
Directing Howard Joslin Second Assistant Director
Art Harry Reif Set Decoration
Production Alexander Singer Associate Producer
Visual Effects Jack Rabin Visual Effects
Visual Effects Louis DeWitt Visual Effects
Production Clarence Eurist Production Supervisor
Sound Earl Snyder Sound
Crew Dave Koehler Special Effects
Directing Milton Carter Assistant Director
Crew Don Turner Stunts
Sound Rex Lipton Sound Effects Editor
Costume & Make-Up Lillian Shore Hairdresser
Crew Fred Gabourie Stunts
Sound Gilbert D. Marchant Music Editor
Art Karl Brainard Assistant Set Decoration
Camera Richard Towers Camera Operator
Costume & Make-Up Rudy Harrington Wardrobe Master
Costume & Make-Up Robert Littlefield Makeup Artist
Lighting Bobby Jones Gaffer
Camera Carl Gibson Key Grip
Directing Mary Gibsone Script Supervisor
Camera Lou Cortese Best Boy Grip
Camera Robert Hosler Second Assistant Camera
Art Bud Pine Construction Manager
Art Christopher Ebsen Head Carpenter
Art Robert L. Stephen Paint Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Jack Masters Wardrobe Master
Directing Paul Feiner Second Assistant Director
Production Marguerite Olson Production Assistant
Art Ray Zambel Property Master
Crew Dave Lesser Transportation Coordinator
Production Joyce Hartman Production Assistant
Art Ruth Sobotka Art Direction