The Killing is a 1956 film noir directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Sterling Hayden and Elisha Cook, Jr. Cook is a favorite with us. Rodney Dangerfield has an uncredited role in this, his first film. A lesser known noir, it deserves more attention and is well worth watching.
free via YouTube, but it's "age-restricted" for some reason so you'll have to click through to YouTube to watch it:
Roger Ebert has it on his list of Great Movies. Filmsite calls it "a stylish but stark film noir crime drama, and the definitive heist-caper movie". The Criterion Collection calls it "one of Hollywood’s tautest, twistiest noirs". Turner Classic Movies has an overview. Rotten Tomatoes has a 96% critics concensus score.
I'm drinking my usual cuppa coffee (no whitener, no sugar):
Please share your own drink and join us at the T Stands for Tuesday blogger gathering.