Directed by Billy Wilder and adapted from a James M. Cain novel by Wilder and Raymond Chandler, Double Indemnity represents the high-water mark of 1940s film noir urban crime dramas in which a greedy,... read more
Directed by: Billy Wilder
Release Date: September 6, 1944
DVD Release Date: October 10, 2000
Stats: 2,310 reviews
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January 29, 2013
Highly overrated but arguably stylish film noir from legendary Byilly Wilder. This is nowhere near the best noirs of it's era. Films like Jacques Tourneur's Out of the Past and Howard Hawks' The Big Sleep were the ones that truly defined these kind of hard boiled crime stories of...
November 19, 2012
One of the most indisputable definers of noir, a classic film with a fantastic direction and cinematography, a deliciously acid dialogue, some amazing performances and a diabolical plot that is breathtakingly tense and suspenseful.
November 5, 2012
"Double Indemnity" is a marvelously crafted noir film that is purely driven by its impeccable narrative and flawless filmmaking techniques. Billy Wilder, Howard Hawks, John Ford, Alfred Hitchcock; all renowned people within cinema history, but were unknown in my book. Little did ...
November 4, 2012
Fast talking insurance salesman Fred MacMurray falls for beautiful but ice cold oil tycoon's wife Barbara Stanwyck and together they hatch a scheme to kill off her husband for the insurance money. Using the classic technique of beginning at the end, the entire story is narrated b...
April 24, 2012
Before anything, let's just look at the talent behind this film: Based on a novel by James M. Cain, directed by Billy Wilder, script by Wilder and Raymond Chandler, and starring Fred MacMurray, Barabra Stanwyck, and Edward G. Robinson. Damn.
Thankfully, this talent doesn't go to...
January 21, 2012fb619846742
A well-executed noir smash concerning a gullible insurance salesman (Fred MacMurray) who gets suckered into a scheme to murder the much older husband (Tom Powers) of a sultry woman (Barbara Stanwyck) in order to get his money through his newly signed policy. With crackling dialo...
November 14, 2011fb1664868775
A benchmark in the film noir genre, Double Idemnity is a gritty, cinematic masterpiece.
November 6, 2011
Even when they reveal the ending right after the initial credits stop rolling, Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler manage to keep the suspense high. Double Indemnity might seem slow and talky, because it is, but I really can't complain. The cast, particularly Barbara Stanwyck and E...
August 2, 2011
A winning combination: Chandler's dialogue and Wilder's direction.
August 2, 2011
Pretty damn engaging, if i have to nitpick i don't understand why Neff encourges Nino to call Lola, considering the guy is an asshole. Character motivations could have been developed more, but the smooth flow of the story will trap you so well you won't be wondering about all tha...
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