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The Resource Ernest Hemingway's The killers, Universal Pictures ; Mark Hellinger Productions ; screenplay by Anthony Veiller ; produced by Mark Hellinger ; directed by Robert Siodmak. Ernest Hemingingway's the killers ; Universal Studios ; screenplay by Gene L. Coon ; produced and directed by Donald Siegel, (videorecording)

Ernest Hemingway's The killers, Universal Pictures ; Mark Hellinger Productions ; screenplay by Anthony Veiller ; produced by Mark Hellinger ; directed by Robert Siodmak. Ernest Hemingingway's the killers ; Universal Studios ; screenplay by Gene L. Coon ; produced and directed by Donald Siegel, (videorecording)

Label
Ernest Hemingway's The killers
Title
Ernest Hemingway's The killers
Statement of responsibility
Universal Pictures ; Mark Hellinger Productions ; screenplay by Anthony Veiller ; produced by Mark Hellinger ; directed by Robert Siodmak. Ernest Hemingingway's the killers ; Universal Studios ; screenplay by Gene L. Coon ; produced and directed by Donald Siegel
Title variation
  • Killers
  • Killers
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Melodramatic thriller based on the Hemingway story about two hit men who become curious about the life and death of the man they were hired to kill
Member of
Cataloging source
WEA
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired
PerformerNote
1946 version: Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner ; 1964 version: Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, John Cassavettes, Clu Gulager, Ronald Reagan
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1900-1973
  • 1912-1991
  • 1913-1994
  • 1922-1990
  • 1929-1989
  • 1899-1961
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Siodmak, Robert
  • Siegel, Don
  • Lancaster, Burt
  • Gardner, Ava
  • Marvin, Lee
  • Dickinson, Angie
  • Cassavetes, John
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Gulager, Clu
  • Hemingway, Ernest
Runtime
196
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
176
Technique
live action
Label
Ernest Hemingway's The killers, Universal Pictures ; Mark Hellinger Productions ; screenplay by Anthony Veiller ; produced by Mark Hellinger ; directed by Robert Siodmak. Ernest Hemingingway's the killers ; Universal Studios ; screenplay by Gene L. Coon ; produced and directed by Donald Siegel, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the short story, The killers, by Ernest Hemingway
  • Originally released as motion pictures in 1946 and 1964
  • Special edition double-disc set features The killers (1946) and The killers (1964). Includes Andrei Tarkovsky's 1956 student film version of The killers
  • DVD special features include: 1946 version: video interview with writer Stuart M. Kaminsky; screen director's playhouse 1949 radio adaptation, starring Burt Lancaster and Shelley Winters; actor Stacy Keach reads Hemingway's short story; production and publicity stills with actor biographies, rare behind-the-scenes stills gallery, original press book and ads; collection of trailers for Robert Siodmak films; wirter/director Paul Schrader's seminal 1972 essay "notes on film noir"; essay by Jonathan Lethem
  • DVD special features includes: 1964 version: reflections with star Clu Gulager; excerpts from Don Siegel's autobiography, A Siegel film, pertaining to the making of the movie; production correspondence including memos from Don Siegel, broadcasting standards reports, and casting suggestions; production and publicity stills with actor biographies, rare behind-the-scenes stills gallery, and advertisements; essay by Geoffrey O'Brien
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (102 min., 94 min.)
Isbn
9781559409315
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Set includes: 2 DVDs.
Other physical details
sd., b&w and col.
Publisher number
CC1577D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
ocm51732162
System details
DVD; Dolby digital mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Ernest Hemingway's The killers, Universal Pictures ; Mark Hellinger Productions ; screenplay by Anthony Veiller ; produced by Mark Hellinger ; directed by Robert Siodmak. Ernest Hemingingway's the killers ; Universal Studios ; screenplay by Gene L. Coon ; produced and directed by Donald Siegel, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the short story, The killers, by Ernest Hemingway
  • Originally released as motion pictures in 1946 and 1964
  • Special edition double-disc set features The killers (1946) and The killers (1964). Includes Andrei Tarkovsky's 1956 student film version of The killers
  • DVD special features include: 1946 version: video interview with writer Stuart M. Kaminsky; screen director's playhouse 1949 radio adaptation, starring Burt Lancaster and Shelley Winters; actor Stacy Keach reads Hemingway's short story; production and publicity stills with actor biographies, rare behind-the-scenes stills gallery, original press book and ads; collection of trailers for Robert Siodmak films; wirter/director Paul Schrader's seminal 1972 essay "notes on film noir"; essay by Jonathan Lethem
  • DVD special features includes: 1964 version: reflections with star Clu Gulager; excerpts from Don Siegel's autobiography, A Siegel film, pertaining to the making of the movie; production correspondence including memos from Don Siegel, broadcasting standards reports, and casting suggestions; production and publicity stills with actor biographies, rare behind-the-scenes stills gallery, and advertisements; essay by Geoffrey O'Brien
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (102 min., 94 min.)
Isbn
9781559409315
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Set includes: 2 DVDs.
Other physical details
sd., b&w and col.
Publisher number
CC1577D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
ocm51732162
System details
DVD; Dolby digital mono
Video recording format
DVD

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