United Artists released The Killing to theaters on June 6, 1956. Stanley Kubrick directed film which starred Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, and Vince Edwards.
This episode originally aired on the Golden Age of the Silver Screen on August 20, 2018.
‘The Killing’ Movie Summary
Stanley Kubrick‘s The Killing begins with career criminal Johnny Clay planning one final heist before retiring from a life of crime, and marrying his childhood sweetheart, Fay. He and his crew lay out plans to steal $2 million from the $100,000 Lansdowne Stakes in Los Angeles, California during a big race.
Johnny’s team consists of: Marvin Unger, a track patron who knows the complex like the back of his hand; George Peatty, a betting cashier; track bartender, Mike O’Reilly; and Randy Kennan, a corrupt police officer. Johnny also hires sharpshooter Nikki Arane and wrestler, Maurice Oboukhoff, for some side jobs.
The plan is simple. Nikki will shoot horse favorite, Red Lightning in the home stretch of the race. Then Maurice will start a barroom brawl to distract all the security guards. Once distracted, George will let Johnny into the building. Inside, Johnny will grab the gun Mike hid in his locker, and head into the unguarded cash room. Then he’ll snatch grab $2 million in untraceable bills. Once he has the money in a bag, he will toss it out an open window, down to Officer Kennan and his waiting cop car for the perfect crime.Read the full summary
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