Double Indemnity (PG)
Director: Billy Wilder
Starring: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck and Edward G. Robinson
Running time: 1h 47m
Barbara Stanwyck is ice-cold as Phyllis Dietrichson, the brassy blonde with the ankle bracelet who persuades insurance salesman Walter Neff (MacMurray) to murder her husband and claim on his insurance. The perfect crime until Neff realizes the extent of her duplicity and starts to doubt her motives. With ruthless claims investigator Keyes (Robinson) hot on his trail, Neff is a drowning man from the get-go.
Adapted from a James M. Cain novel by director/screenwriter Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler
"Film noir at its finest, a template of the genre, etc. Billy Wilder in full swing, Barbara Stanwyck's finest hour, and Fred MacMurray makes a great chump." Rob Fraser, Empire Magazine