Double Indemnity

Director:   Billy Wilder
Year:   1944
Language:   English
Time:   107 minutes

Smooth talking insurance salesman Walter Neff (Fred MacMurray) meets attractive Phyllis Dietrichson (Barbara Stanwyck) 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...

Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler wrote the screenplay from a novel by James M. Cain, who also wrote The Postman Always Rings Twice.

Nominated for seven Academy Awards, but received none.

Not rated.

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