The Killing (1956)

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Crime, drama, film noir, thriller. Ex-con Johnny Clay has a plan to steal two million dollars in a racetrack robbery scheme. Despite all their careful plotting, Clay and his men have elaborated a flawed plan and underestimate the danger coming from Sherry Peatty, a greedy and double-crossing woman who wants to get hold of the money, even if she has to eliminate Clay's entire gang.

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