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The Killers

The Killers(1946)

Remind Me

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  • In-joke: In the scene towards the end of the film where Edmond O'Brien arranges to meet Ava Gardner outside of a nightclub, O'Brien stands on the street in front of the club, waiting for Gardner to drive up. On the wall behind him is a poster beginning, "Sir Arthur Hilton presents..." Arthur Hilton, an Englishman, was the film's editor.
  • The musical theme used whenever the killers appear was later used in expanded form as the theme music for the TV show "Dragnet" (1951)
  • The boxing match in the third flash-back was filmed in a boxing arena for an audience of two thousand spectators. Burt Lancaster trained for two months with a boxing champion and played the part of Sweeney with realism, against a real boxer, until his 2nd KD and TKO.

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