Double Indemnity

Double Indemnity (1944)

Approved 06 Jul 1944 • Crime, Drama, Film-Noir • 1h 47m
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In 1938, Walter Neff, an experienced salesman of the Pacific All Risk Insurance Co., meets the seductive wife of one of his clients, Phyllis Dietrichson, and they have an affair. Phyllis proposes to kill her husband to receive the proceeds of an accident insurance policy and Walter devises a scheme to receive twice the amount based on a double indemnity clause. When Mr. Dietrichson is found dead on a train track, the police accept the determination of accidental death. However, the insurance analyst and Walter's best friend Barton Keyes does not buy the story and suspects that Phyllis has murdered her husband with the help of another man.

Billy Wilder
Director
Billy Wilder, Raymond Chandler, James M. Cain
Writer
Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson
Starring

Language: English
Awards: Nominated for 7 Oscars. 2 wins & 9 nominations total
Country: United States
Metacritic Score: 95
DVD Release Date:
Box Office Total:

8.3

IMDb (168290 votes)
97%
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