THE KILLERS (1964 Version)
Starting Friday, July 26
(1964, Don Siegel) “Lady, I just haven’t got the time.” Very free adaptation of Hemingway’s classic story, with hitmen Lee Marvin and Clu Gulager stalking race car driver John Cassavetes, then stopping at nothing to find out why he didn’t resist. With Ronald Reagan slapping around Angie Dickinson in his last acting role – and first movie villain. Originally intended as a Movie of the Week, but deemed too violent for TV. DCP restoration. Approx. 93 min.
Restored by Universal Pictures in collaboration with The Film Foundation. Special thanks to Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg for their consultation on this restoration.
“Exudes a cynical Rat Pack cool.”
– J. Hoberman, The New York Times
“I shot it as a feature. I shot it in the style that I feel is my style at its best, very taut and lean, with great economy… It was shot at a great pace with no preparation, no color consultant.
It just happened.”
– Don Siegel (quoted by Georges Sadoul)