Moviedrome Mondays: The Killers (1946) (Mark Cousins intro)

I have posted a youtube video link below to Moviedrome presenter Mark Cousins introduction to director Robert Siodmak’s 1946 film noir classic The Killers. Readers can also read Cousins intro transcript here. The episode’s original airdate was October 19, 1998 (read here). Not much to add here except that I agree completely with Cousins. While I still rank 1949’s Criss Cross higher, The Killers is still a masterful Siodmak noir and it is every bit (at least for me) as great as Don Siegel’s 1964 remake.

Here is a youtube video link to Mark Cousins Moviedrome intro to The Killers

Here is a youtube video link to the film’s original theatrical trailer

9 thoughts on “Moviedrome Mondays: The Killers (1946) (Mark Cousins intro)

  1. I haven’t seen this film so I can’t say anything about it.
    John, did you watch the four hour version of Blood Ties? If so, any thoughts? Any favourite scenes?

  2. It’s great learning about all these different directors I’m not familiar with–Siodmak included. Just wondering: did you go to film school, or is al your knowledge from being a film buff?

  3. Hey Steve, I plan on watching the longer version tomorrow πŸ™‚ BTW, I just finished my review of Je t’aime moi non plus and I would like to know what day you would love for me to post it on my blog πŸ™‚ I think you will really love my review πŸ™‚

  4. That’s great that you’ve finished the review. I think you should post it the week after next, maybe two weeks from today as I’m busy next week. I’m sure it’ll be a great review.

  5. The Killers is such a great film! The opening sequence is terrific, and Burt Lancaster is perfect in his role. I always find it hard to believe it was his big screen dΓ©but.

  6. Same hear Paul S πŸ™‚ He and Ava Gardner had perfect chemistry πŸ™‚ And who can forget Ava Gardner πŸ™‚ Anyway, thanks for dropping by πŸ™‚

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