Double Indemnity (1944)

Not Rated  |   |  Crime, Drama, Film-Noir


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An insurance representative lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses an insurance investigator's suspicions.


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  • Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray in Double Indemnity (1944)
  • Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray in Double Indemnity (1944)
  • Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray in Double Indemnity (1944)
  • "Double Indemnity" Fred MacMurray, Edward G. Robinson 1944 Paramount / MPTV
  • Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray in Double Indemnity (1944)

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Raymond Chandler, who knew nothing about screenwriting or filmmaking and had never been in a studio before this film, did not care for Billy Wilder. He thought the director spoke too fast, was too jumpy and was disrespectful because he wore a baseball cap indoors.


Quotes

Building attendant: Well, hello there, Mr. Neff.


Goofs

Although set in 1938, Walter Neff makes reference to the "The Philadelphia Story", which did not debut on Broadway until 1939, and on film until 1940.


Crazy Credits

Opening credits are shown over a silhouette of a man on crutches, walking toward the camera.

Storyline

Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery | Thriller

Details

Release Date:

6 July 1944

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

Box Office

Budget:

$927,262 (estimated)

Gross:

$5,720,000 (USA) (31 December 1944)

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