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Double Indemnity (1944)
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Fred MacMurray Fred MacMurray
Walter Neff
Barbara Stanwyck Barbara Stanwyck
Phyllis Dietrichson
Edward G. Robinson Edward G. Robinson
Barton Keyes
Porter Hall Porter Hall
Mr. Jackson
Jean Heather Jean Heather
Lola Dietrichson
Tom Powers Tom Powers
Mr. Dietrichson
Byron Barr Byron Barr
Nino Zachetti
Richard Gaines Richard Gaines
Mr. Norton


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Billy Wilder Billy Wilder
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Raymond Chandler Raymond Chandler
(screenplay)


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The last stop's the cemetery.

11 years, 1 month ago at Jul 19 19:28
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I had been waiting to watch this film for a very long time thanks to the reputation I'd read about it being one of the greatest 'noir' films of all time. I must say I wasn't disappointed after finally settling down to see it in all of it's 100 minutes of black and white glory.

The story begins with a suspicious figure driving erratically through the streets in the early hours. It tu... read more

Perfect film noir...

10 years, 11 months ago at Aug 29 7:02
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"You want to know who killed Dietrichson? Hold tight to that cheap cigar of yours, Keyes.
I killed Dietrichson - me, Walter Neff, insurance salesman, 35 years old, unmarried, no visible scars...until a while ago, that is.
Yes, I killed him. I killed him for money and for a woman.
I didn't get the money and I didn't get the woman. Pretty, isn't it?"

Billy Wilder'... read more

Flawless Film Making, Baby!

4 years, 4 months ago at Mar 27 22:50
2 votes
If there is a keyword I would to describe Double Indemnity, its dialogue. Exposition is a very tricky line to cross; when done poorly is can come off as immensely frustrating but when done right it can be music to the ears, leaving me dying to hear more like I’m watching an engrossing documentary. Throughout Double Indemnity with the use of narration, Fred MacMurray will explain what’s clearly... read more
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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...
Release date: 6 July 1944
UPC: 014381422221
Tags: Film Noir (22), Crime (20), 1940s (15), 1944 (12), Drama (11), Noir (10), Murder (10), Thriller (10), Betrayal (9), Usa (9), Insurance (9), Train (8), Femme Fatale (7), Infidelity (7), Los Angeles (7), Hollywood (5), Fraud (5), Insurance Investigator (4), Insurance Fraud (4), Scam (4)
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