Kubrick directs his first full-length feature, The Killing, a story of a racetrack robbery gone wrong. Unlike his previous projects, he partners with producer James B. Harris and shoots with a professional cast and crew. It does not make much money, but it gets good reviews. Kubrick comments on his vision for the movie:
We are all used to seeing things in a certain way, with the light coming from some natural source…I try to duplicate this natural light in the filming. It makes for a feeling of greater reality.