Location: Redstone Theater
Dir. Billy Wilder. 1944, 107 mins. 35mm. With Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Edward G. Robinson. One of the first essential noir films, Double Indemnity is an adaptation of James M. Cain’s pulp classic with a Raymond Chandler–Billy Wilder screenplay, about a boldly bloused femme fatale who lures a straight-arrow insurance salesman into killing her husband. Despite the sizzling undercurrent in the repartee between Fred MacMurray and the dauntingly cool Barbara Stanwyck (“I wonder if I know what you mean.” “I wonder if you wonder.”), the real love story here is between MacMurray’s insurance salesman and his boss, played by Edward G. Robinson.
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