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Double Indemnity (1944) Movie Information

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177

Avg. Rating:

3.23/4

# of Ratings:

190

Genres:

Mystery, Crime

Rating:

NR

Language:

English

Theater Date:

09/06/1944

Director:

Billy Wilder

Actors:

Barbara Stanwyck
Fred MacMurray
Edward G. Robinson
Porter Hall
Tom Powers
Jean Heather

 

 

 

 

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Plot Outline:

An insurance man allows himself to be drawn in to a someone who is able to convince him to commit murder and insurance fraud which qualifies for an investigation.

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Mark 08/27/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

 

classic noir, Stanwyck and MacMurray sizzle, the hollywood bowl and schubert's 8th........ plus i'm a patsy for a movie with a great confession scene (and this one has two)...actually one.. in two parts.

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Amy 10/09/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3.5/4 

It's hard to go wrong with the combo of billy wilder and raymond chandler, but I think the print I was watching was a little lackluster. the amazing dialogue more than made up for it, though.

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Ryan Stephen M 04/13/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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4/4 

One of my favorite Billy Wilder movies in which a man is seduced into more trouble then he would have ever wished for.

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Snoogans 04/13/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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4/4 

Superb noir written and directed by Billy Wilder. This tightly constructed story expertly tells the exploits of two cynical aspiring criminals, as they become entrapped by their seemingly 'perfect' murder. All the hallmarks of the genre are played out with wit, tensity, and splotches of dark humor. It's evilly entertaining to watch this plan disintegrate.

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  Daniel Corleone
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01/15/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Double Indemnity review

An insurance man Walter Neff utilizes a malicious act which entails a claim under a double indemnity clause with Mrs. Dietrichson’s aid amounting to $50,000. Keyes, a Claims Manager with 26 years insurance experience, and Walter is called by the Pres. Edward Norton Jr. The Pres. feels it was suicide instead of accidental death. Lola, daughter of Dietrichson, approaches Walter and explains about her step mother. One of the best lines: Walter – “The stakes were $50,000 dollars, but they were the life of a man too, a man who'd never done me any dirt except he was married to a woman he didn't care anything about. And I did.” “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?” Keyes – “Murder is never perfect. It always comes apar...

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4/4 

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12/28/2011 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

"Double Indemnity" by Yojimbo

Fast talking insurance salesman Fred MacMurray falls for beautiful but ice cold oil tycoon's wife Barbara Stanwyck and together they hatch a scheme to kill off her husband for the insurance money. Using the classic technique of beginning at the end, the entire story is narrated by a blood stained MacMurray as he gives his insight into the downward spiral his life took the moment he got involved with the irresistible femme fatale. Stanwyck is perfect in this role; glamorous, but with a steely gaze that belies the emptiness of her heart. As is MacMurray playing the sap who thinks he is in control, but Edward G. Robinson still manages to steal every scene he is in as the wily investigator. Anyone looking for a feelgood movie with a happy ending should give this one a miss, but if it's an exp...

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3.5/4 

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