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Kubrick in July: The Killing (1956)

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Director: Stanley Kubrick Run Time: 85 min. Release Year: 1956

Starring: Coleen Gray, Jay C. Flippen, Sterling Hayden, Ted de Corsia, Vince Edwards

Country: United States
Language: English

About the film:

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.

Plotted with the kind of Swiss-watch precision and attention to detail that would eventually get Kubrick labeled Hollywood’s most notorious perfectionist.”

Christ Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly

Kubrick was only 28 years old when he directed The Killing (1956). The film is often celebrated as his first major directorial effort and reveals the early seeds of his distinct filmmaking style.


About the filmmaker:

Stanley Kubrick was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer, frequently cited as one of the most influential filmmakers in cinematic history. With his strict control over details and penchant for working from books, he crafted masterpieces in radically different genres, including Spartacus (1960), Dr. Strangelove (1964), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), A Clockwork Orange (1971), Barry Lyndon (1975), The Shining (1980), Full Metal Jacket (1987), and Eyes Wide Shut (1999). 

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