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Double Indemnity (1944)

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray   [See details]
Directed by: Billy Wilder
Runtime:1 hour and 47 minutes
MPAA rating:Rated NR
Genre(s): Drama, Mystery, Noir
Synopsis:Smooth talking insurance salesman Walter Neff meets attractive Phyllis Dietrichson when he calls to renew her husband's automobile policy. The couple are immediately drawn to each other and an affair begins. They cook up a scheme to murder Mr. Dietrichson for life insurance money with a double indemnity clause. Unfortunately, all does not go to plan...
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Brief Cast Overview
Barbara Stanwyck    ...    Phyllis Dietrichson
Douglas Spencer    ...    Lou Schwartz
Fred MacMurray    ...    Walter Neff

Technical Specification
Encoding: Region 0*  [See details]
Format:    Fullscreen
Color: Black and white
Edition: Import, Digitally remastered
Language: English
Sound: Dolby Sound
Subtitles: Not available
*DVD will play on any regional DVD player

Also Available in Boxsets

Film Review
"Double Indemnity" figures among the most well-remembered of the film noir genre, and rightfully so. Cast, script, director; all the required ingredients are here: Barbara Stanwick reprises her stock-in-trade femme fatale portraying nuances of ambiguity, poison, and attraction. Fred MacMurray (of later My Three Sons TV ignominy) is very effective as a not-so-slick LA insurance salesman who gets fatally trapped, and Edward G. Robinson, chimes in with a typically workmanlike performance as his bull-dog claims investigator colleague. The original story by James McCain (The Postman Always Rings Twice), reworked by Raymond Chandler and Billy Wilder is a gem of suspense and hard-boiled dialogue. Wilder's direction never loses its tempo and already at this relatively early stage in his career establishes him as a premier director. 

Rating:  (4.5 out of 5 stars)

- John E. Epson

Awards and Nominations
Academy Award, The® (USA):
Winner = Indicates winner

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