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Double Indemnity

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.

Double Indemnity
Cast:

Fred MacMurray
Barbara Stanwyck
Edward G. Robinson
Porter Hall
Jean Heather
Byron Barr

Director:
Billy Wilder

Producer:
Joseph Sistrom

Written by:
Raymond Chandler

Distributor:
Paramount Pictures

Budget:
$980,000

Box Office:
$5 million

Awards:

Academy Awards - Best Picture (Nominated)
Academy Awards - Best Actress in a Leading Role (Nominated)
Academy Awards - Best Director (Nominated)
Academy Awards - Best Writing, Screenplay (Nominated)
Academy Awards - Best Cinematography, Black-and-White (Nominated)
Academy Awards - Best Sound, Recording (Nominated)
Academy Awards - Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture (Nominated)



Rotten Tomatoes Score:
96%