#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Two professional killers invade a small town and kill a gas station attendant, “the Swede,” who’s expecting them. Insurance investigator Reardon pursues the case against the orders of his boss, who considers it trivial. Weaving together threads of the Swede’s life, Reardon uncovers a complex tale of treachery and crime, all linked with gorgeous, mysterious Kitty Collins.
Plot: Two hit men walk into a diner asking for a man called “the Swede”. When the killers find the Swede, he’s expecting them and doesn’t put up a fight. Since the Swede had a life insurance policy, an investigator, on a hunch, decides to look into the murder. As the Swede’s past is laid bare, it comes to light that he was in love with a beautiful woman who may have lured him into pulling off a bank robbery overseen by another man.
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You’re a pretty bright boy ain’t ya?
“It’s a really a good yarn.” That’s what President Ronald Regan said about Tom Clancy’s book “The Hunt for Red October”. The same thing can be said about this movie. It’s like a big yarn. And in the end you’re still not quite sure who screwed who. Two men walks in to a diner. It becomes clear that what they’re after isn’t eggs and bacon but a man. A man named Swede. Swede has done something. A long time ago and now it’s catching up to him.
Ernest Hemingway’s “The Killers” is a good film noir. It’s based on a short story and the only connection between it and this movie is the opening scene. The rest is written by various other writers. The film was entertaining. Drawn out at times but entertaining none the same. Humor combined with drama like the dialogue in the opening scene makes you think about it later on and it doesn’t just leave your mind three minutes later.
The gritty film noir style and filming is quite clear in this movie. Especially in the opening scene which remains as my favorite part in the film. The use of shadow and light is wonderful. As for the rest of the movie, it was good and even a bit thrilling at times. This is definitely recommended to people who like good film noir.
A superb crime-drama. Clever, original, complex (but not overly so) plot, based on an Ernest Hemingway short story. Well directed by Robert Siodmak.
Performances are top-notch. Burt Lancaster, in his debut role, plays the easily-lead dumb boxer, Swede, to a T. Edmond O’Brien is solid as Reardon, the insurance investigator.
The performance that stands out, however, is that of Ava Gardner. Surely one of the most beautiful women to ever grace the silver screen, she does not disappoint here. The fact that the movie is in black and white doesn’t understate her beauty, and she plays the femme fatale perfectly.
An absolute classic, and no doubt a movie that inspired people like Scorsese and Tarantino.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 43 min (103 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery
Director Robert Siodmak
Writer Anthony Veiller (screenplay), Ernest Hemingway (from the story by)
Actors Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O’Brien, Albert Dekker
Awards Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 3 wins.
Production Company Mark Hellinger Productions
Sound Mix Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Film Length 2,825 m
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm