Double Indemnity Poster

Release Date: April 24th, 1944

DVD Release Date: January 28th, 1998

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 46 min

Plot Summary
In this classic film noir, insurance salesman Walter Neff (Fred MacMurray) gets roped into a murderous scheme when he falls for the sensual Phyllis Dietrichson (Barbara Stanwyck), who is intent on killing her husband (Tom Powers) and living off the fraudulent accidental death claim. Prompted by the late Mr. Dietrichson's daughter, Lola (Jean Heather), insurance investigator Barton Keyes (Edward G. Robinson) looks into the case, and gradually begins to uncover the sinister truth.

Cast: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Porter Hall, Fortunio Bonanova, Jean Heather, Tom Powers, Byron Barr

Director: Billy Wilder

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: Paramount Pictures

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Fall, Tense, Melodramatic, Murder, Los Angeles, 1930s, Daughter, Deception, Mystery


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