First Monday Movies at Excelsior, July 2, 6:30-8:30

The movie for July is The Killers (1946, 104 min.) with Burt Lancaster and Ava Gardner, directed by Robert Siodmak.

A thriller based on the Hemingway story about two hit men who become curious about the life and death of the man they were hired to kill.

Robert Siodmak was nominated for Best Director for The Killers in 1946 but lost out to William Wyler (The Best Years of Our Lives). Another director that lost to Wyler in the 1946 Oscars for Best Director was Frank Capra for It's a Wonderful Life!