The Killing (1956)

7.5 / Rated by 2 people

85 min.
Plot  Johnny Clay (Sterling Hayden) is a veteran criminal planning one last heist before settling down and marrying Fay (Coleen Gray). He plans to steal $2 million from the money-counting room of a racetrack during a featured race. He assembles a team consisting of a corrupt cop (Ted de Corsia), a betting window teller (Elisha Cook Jr.) to gain access to the backroom, a sharpshooter (Timothy Carey) to shoot the favorite horse during the race to distract the crowd, a wrestler (Kola Kwariani) to provide another distraction by provoking a fight at the track bar, and a track bartender (Joe Sawyer).

George Peatty, the teller, tells his wife Sherry (Marie Windsor) about the impending robbery. Sherry is bitter at George for not delivering on the promises of wealth he once made her, so George hopes telling her about the robbery will placate and impress her. Sherry does not believe him at first but, after learning that the robbery is real, enlists her lover Val Cannon (Vince Edwards) to steal ...



Sterling Hayden
Johnny Clay
Vince Edwards
Val Cannon
Jay C. Flippen
Marvin Unger
Elisha Cook Jr.
George Peatty
Marie Windsor
Sherry Peatty
Ted de Corsia
Policeman Randy Kennan
Joe Sawyer
Mike O'Reilly
James Edwards
Track parking attendant
Timothy Carey
Nikki Arane
Joe Turkel
Jay Adler
Leo the Loanshark
Kola Kwariani
Maurice Oboukhoff
Dorothy Adams
Mrs. Ruthie O'Reilly


All Titles

The Killing
English Original Title

Release Dates


United States




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