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Genre: Crime

Duration: 107 Minutes

Rating: PG

Double Indemnity

Part of our Film Noir Classics Series!

Hosted by Fred Fuchs 

Film Noir is a style of filmmaking characterized by such elements as cynical heroes, stark lighting effects, frequent use of flashbacks, intricate plots, and underlying existentialist philosophy. Host Fred Fuchs will introduce each film and share the story behind the film’s creation.   

Fred Fuchs 

A successful Hollywood film producer for years, Fred is the founder and Chair of the Board of the Westdale Cinema Group. 

Watch the movie and stay for a talk and Q&A with Hollywood Producer Fred Fuchs.

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Year of Release: 1944

Awards: 7 Oscar Nominations: Best Picture, Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Director, Best Writing, Best Cinematography, Best Sound, Best Music

Country of Origin: USA

Language: English

Insurance broker Walter Neff (Fred MacMurray) is roped into an affair with housewife Phyllis Dietrichson (Barbara Stanwyck). Phyllis hatches a plan to murder her husband and cash in on his life insurance, which Walter goes along with. He even helps her rake in extra cash due to an indemnity clause. A few days later, Phyllis’ husband is found dead on a railroad track, apparently due to an accident. However, Barton Keyes (Edward G. Robinson), a fraud investigator and friend of Walter’s doesn’t buy their story, and begins to dig deeper.