I recently read Ava Gardner's biography and she stated that her role as Kitty in "The Killers", closely resembles that of herself in regards to her outlook upon her personal relationships with the men she had been involved with. She felt at home with her character and could identify with her feelings. Therefore felt comfortable during the making of this particular picture, unlike many others. I adore film noir and this is one of the best. It has a wonderful plot and is very well shot (No pun intended), Ava looks so young and fresh, a classic beauty of the 40's. How could a women that looked so incredibly stunning and whom was clearly intelligent ever doubt herself so?