Passed | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
An insurance representative lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses an insurance investigator's suspicions.
Initially, Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler had intended to retain as much of the book's original dialogue as possible. It was Chandler who first realized that the dialogue from the novella would not translate well to the screen. Wilder disagreed and was annoyed that Chandler... ...
Well, hello there, Mr. Neff.
The movie is set in 1938, but at Stanwyck's house the radio is playing "Tangerine" which wasn't written until 1942.
Opening credits are shown over a silhouette of a man on crutches, walking toward the camera.
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