Killers, The (1964)
The Killers is a 1964 crime film directed by Don Siegel and based on Ernest Hemingway's short story of the same name. The film stars Lee Marvin, Clu Gulager, John Cassavetes, Angie Dickinson, and in his final film role (before entering politics), Ronald Reagan. The film was intended to be the very first made-for-TV film, but was eventually rejected by NBC due to its violent content and was given a theatrical release. This was the second adaptation of Hemingway's short story of the same name, but director Don Siegel and writer Gene Coon went out of their way to make sure it was as loose as an adaptation and as different from the first film as possible, changing the names of all the characters, and even changing the point of view. It was also the first, and only, film in Reagan's career where he played a villain, a role he took at the urging of good friends agent Lew Wasserman and director Don Siegel. Reagan supposedly regretted taking the role, mainly objecting to a scene where he had to strike Angie Dickinson. This was also the first film role for Clu Gulager, who had previously only worked on television, and the score was one of the early works of composer John Williams (who was still credited at the time as "Johnny Williams.")
The following guns were used in the movie The Killers:
Smith & Wesson Model 27
Smith & Wesson Model 10 (Snub-nosed)
Smith & Wesson Model 10
Johnny North (John Cassavetes) and Jack Browning use full-sized Model 10's during the holdup.
Single Action Army
Charlie Strom carries a concealed Single Action Army in one scene, and presumably throughout the entire film, but never draws it.
Smith & Wesson M-Frame Ladysmith
Lee (Clu Gulager) pulls a nickel-plated Smith & Wesson M-Frame Ladysmith off of Browning's display and plays with it.
Jack Browning displays a collection of guns in his office. Lee takes one and plays with it.