The original film noir and its remake in one package. In 'The Killers' (1946), after boxer Swede (Burt Lancaster) is gunned down by a pair of contract killers, insurance investigator Jim Reardon (Edmond O'Brien) sets about piecing together the motives behind the murder. Swede's story is revealed in flashback - how he became involved in the crime world of Big Jim Colfax (Albert Dekker), only to be seduced into armed robbery by Colfax's glamorous moll, Kitty Collins (Ava Gardner). In 'The Killers' (1964), director Don Siegel's gritty remake of the 1946 original, Lee Marvin and Clu Gulager star as two hitmen determined to find out why their latest victim offered no resistance when they came calling.
Ernest Hemingway's short story The Killers
was turned into two memorable films noir at the beginning and the end of the high period of the genre. This collection features both films. The original 1946, directed by Robert Siodmak, version stars Burt Lancaster as 'the Swede', an aging boxer who is brought in on for an underground job. The 1964 Don Siegel version stars Lee Marvin and Clu Gulager as a pair of gunmen scouring a seedy underworld.