THE KILLERS (1964)
1964, Universal, 93 min, USA, Dir: Donald Siegel

This second adaptation of the Ernest Hemingway short story features Lee Marvin and Clu Gulager as hit men puzzled by the calm demeanor of their latest victim (John Cassavetes). The dead man held the secret to a million-dollar heist, and the missing loot draws the killers into the worlds of femme fatale Sheila Farr (Angie Dickinson) and mob boss Jack Browning (Ronald Reagan, in his final film role before turning to politics).


POINT BLANK
1967, Warner Bros., 92 min, USA, Dir: John Boorman

Director John Boorman's neo-noir is also a brain-twisting deconstruction that changed the look of action films. Lee Marvin, seemingly back from the dead, is out for payback. With John Vernon, Angie Dickinson.


DRESSED TO KILL
1980, Park Circus/MGM, 105 min, USA, Dir: Brian De Palma

In this obsessive and beautifully made thriller, a killer stalks two very different women. Considered by many to be Brian De Palma's finest film. With Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen and Dennis Franz.


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