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Double Indemnity

From the moment they met it was murder!
Double Indemnity
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  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 48 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: August 28, 2012
  • Originally Released: 1944
  • Label: Universal Studios
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Introduction by Turner Classic Movies host and film historian Robert Osborne
    • Shadows of suspense: plunge into the world of 1940s Hollywood with a revealing look at a movie masterpiece
    • Feature commentary with film historian Richard Schickel
    • Feature commentary with film historian/screenwriter Lem Dobbs and film historian Nick Redman
    • Theatrical trailer
  • Dual Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • English, Spanish
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 35,656
This shrewd, smoothly tawdry thriller, directed by Billy Wilder, is one of the high points of nineteen-forties films. Full Review
New Yorker
Jan 2, 2018
Rating: 3/4 -- Filmmaker Billy Wilder has infused Double Indemnity with an agreeably hard-boiled vibe that's reflected in everything from the performances to the visuals to the dialogue... Full Review
Reel Film Reviews
Jan 25, 2019
One has to go clear back to The Human Comedy, Maltese Falcon and Citizen Kane to find comparable pace-setters. Full Review
Los Angeles Times
Aug 18, 2008
Rating: 5/5 -- Film noir is the most intoxicating of Hollywood cocktails, and none is more potent than Double Indemnity. Full Review
Daily Telegraph (UK)
Jan 20, 2015
This expert night of the Hollywood soul is such a genre axiom it practically scans like a mid-'40s shopper's catalogue for noiristes ... Full Review
Village Voice
Jul 29, 2014
Double Indemnity is the season's nattiest, nastiest, most satisfying melodrama. Full Review
TIME Magazine
Mar 8, 2014
Ranked #3 in Uncut's Best DVDs Of 2005 -- The ultimate sex-greed-death classic.
Uncut
Jan 1, 2006

Product Description:

Billy Wilder's classic noir, a familiar brew of lust, larceny, and lethal intentions, stars Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck as a hot-blooded couple. Framed in flashback, the story is told by the dying Walter Neff (MacMurray), beginning with his first meeting with the seductive Phyllis Dietrichson (Stanwyck) during a routine renewal of her husband's car insurance. After some flirtation she arranges a meeting without her husband, where she asks about an accident policy to be bought without her husband's knowledge. Although repulsed by the implications of her suggestions, his obsession with Phyllis leads Neff to contemplate the possibility of finding a way to kill her husband while making his death look like an accident. After she comes to his apartment, the insurance salesman finally agrees to become involved in the murder, and the two of them begin methodically working out the details. After they dispose of Dietrichson, Neff learns more than he wanted about Phyllis' unsavory past, but realizes he's now too involved to extricate himself. He's also concerned about his a boss, Barton Keyes (Edward G. Robinson), an omniscient insurance investigator who has taken over the case. DOUBLE INDEMNITY is brilliant noir, among the best of the genre, with a byzantine yet utterly plausible plot, stylized hard-boiled dialogue by Wilder and Raymond Chandler, and three terrific performances by Stanwyck, MacMurray, and Robinson.

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Production Notes:

  • DOUBLE INDEMNITY was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1992.
  • Other films written by novelist Raymond Chandler include AND NOW TOMORROW; THE BLUE DAHLIA, from his own story; and THE UNSEEN.

    The story of DOUBLE INDEMNITY was inspired by the notorious Snyder-Gray murder that took place in Queens Village, New York, in the 1920s. Albert Snyder was bludgeoned to death by his wife, Ruth, and her lover, Judd Gray, in order to collect his insurance money.
  • Woody Allen considers this to be the greatest movie ever made.

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  • Sales Rank: 16,044
  • UPC: 025192143311
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