Cinema: The New Pictures, Sep. 9, 1946

The Killers (Mark Hellinger-Universal), as Ernest Hemingway wrote it, was a short story and a simple one. It told how a pair of professional assassins talked tough to some people in a lunch wagon. Horrified young Nick Adams (Hemingway as a boy) managed to warn their quarry, the Swede, but the Swede just stayed on his bed, knowing he could not escape. Within a few crisp pages of dialogue, Hemingway created a masterpiece in terror-by-suggestion.

This sinister little classic has now been blown up by Producer Mark Hellinger into a full-length movie. There...

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