Sterling Hayden is career criminal Johnny Clay, who intends to call it quits after one last heist. Covering multiple timelines with documentarian urgency, Kubrick captures both the careful planning of the racetrack robbery and the brutal fallout thereafter. Razor-sharp dialogue by pulp novelist Jim Thompson is delivered by a spectacular cast of accomplices, hangers-on, and backstabbers, including a nervous Elisha Cook Jr., a scheming Marie Windsor, and wildman Timothy Carey. (1956, 85 min, 35mm)
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