The Killing (1956)


Crooks plan and execute a daring race-track robbery. (IMDb)
Moody lighting, artfully composed shots, and solid acting nicely set up the main players (George and Sherry have a great dynamic throughout) and the game to follow-a heist which isn’t terribly thrilling in itself, and has a few holes (see Johnny going in the no-access door and punching a cop in full sight of bystanders), but is made interesting nonetheless by an intriguing non-linear narrative (though the narration gets a little cheesy) and an ending first dramatic and then wryly comedic.
7/10 (Good)