Ernest Hemingway’s “The Killers” was first adapted to film in 1946, with Burt Lancaster in his screen debut and Ava Gardner. John Huston cowrote the screenplay, which was nominated for an Academy Award. In 1956, Andrei Tarkovsky, while still a film student, based his first short film on the story. And in 1964, Don Siegel directed another adaptation, starring Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, John Cassavetes, and Ronald Reagan, in his final film before entering politics.
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