Part of our «Classic Dames of Hollywood» series within the «Colossal Women» programming theme for March!
Written in the form of classic noir, THE KILLERS tells the story of double cross and murder. Starring Burt Lancaster as the «nice guy who can't catch a break» and Ava Gardner as the dangerous and duplicitous femme fatale that woos Lancaster to his demise.
Based upon the short story from Ernest Hemingway, it «was the first film from any of his works that Ernest could genuinely admire» as stated from his biographer, Carlos Baker.
Upon it's release, it was widely praised and nominated for five Academy Awards in 1947. It also gives us one of the best opening scenes of any film before it or after it.