The Killing is tough, taut, tense—and one of the greatest crime thrillers ever made. With fascinating detail, legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick (2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange) lays bare the inner workings of a bold racetrack robbery. Among the crooks are Sterling Hayden (The Asphalt Jungle, Naked Alibi) as the deadly cool mastermind, Elisha Cook Jr. (The Maltese Falcon) as a shy teller and Timothy Carey (Paths of Glory) as a puppy-loving sharpshooter. The plan is set. Nothing can go wrong. Or can it? With co-writer Jim Thompson (The Getaway) and cinematographer Lucien Ballard (The Wild Bunch), Kubrick pieces events and characters’ points of view into a stunning jigsaw puzzle of the almost perfect heist. Also starring Coleen Gray (Nightmare Alley), Vince Edwards (The Devil’s Brigade), Jay C. Flippen (The Wild One), Ted de Corsia (The Lady from Shanghai), Marie Windsor (The Narrow Margin) and Joe Turkel (The Shining), The Killing electrifies with an innovation and intensity found only in the best film noir classics.