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The Killers

The Killers


by Ernest Hemingway

The Killers Resources

Movie or TV Productions

1946 Movie

The Killers, starring Ava Gardner and Burt Lancaster. Only the first fifteen minutes or so are the actual Hemingway story, and the rest goes off into film noir detective land as the story behind Ole’s fate is uncovered.

1958 Movie

Ubiytsy, which is Russian for "The Killers", was made in 1958. It was Andrei Tarkovsky’s first film, back when he was a student, which really only means something to you if you’re super-into film or amazingly talented Russians.

1964 Movie

The Killers, directed by Don Siegel and including Ronald Reagan. Again, this takes Hemingway’s story as the premise and runs with it.


This short video version isn’t bad at all…
…these guys picked up on the gloves detail and the masculinity obsession. Props.


Interview with the Author
Hemingway’s interview with The Paris Review read aloud. (Unfortunately, it’s not Hemingway’s voice. But you can’t have everything.)


The Author

Ernest Hemingway as an old man.

Picture From the Film

A great screen-shot from the 1946 Burt Lancaster film.

"The Killers" Poster

If this doesn’t make you want to read "The Killers," nothing will.

Poster for the 1946 Film

Well….except for this.

More film posters…

This is another ad for the 1946 film.

This is great

It’s the original Scribner’s issue which first published "The Killers."


Transcript of an Interview with Hemingway
George Plimpton interviews Ernest Hemingway for The Paris Review.

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