Overall Rank: 148
Average Rating: 3.3/4
# of Ratings: 226
Theatrical Release Date: 09/06/1944
Genre: Mystery, Crime
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Billy Wilder
Actors: Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Edward G. Robinson, Porter Hall, Tom Powers, Jean Heather
Plot: 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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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/24/2019
An American classic from the terrific Billy Wilder, "Double Indemnity" is a most perfect noir, much like Otto Preminger's "Laura" that was released the same year.
SteelCity99 - wrote on 04/21/2018
Billy Wilder at his most deceitful and treacherous. A sexy representation of the iconic femme fatale and man's ambition and lust impulses given certain circumstances. Expertly shot like a Hitchcock magnum opus, Double Indemnity is a top notch and spectacular film-noir. 98/100
Mark - wrote on 08/27/2014
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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Daniel Corleone - wrote on 01/15/2012
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 …
Yojimbo - wrote on 12/28/2011
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 …
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