Double Indemnity

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Synopsis

This essential Hollywood film noir is about an insurance salesman lured to his doom by a predatory femme fatale.

Cast

  • Fred MacMurray
  • Barbara Stanwyck
  • Edward G. Robinson
  • Porter Hall
  • Fortunio Bonanova
  • Jean Heather
  • Tom Powers
  • Byron Barr
  • Richard Gaines
  • John Philliber

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Metacritic

100

This shrewd, smoothly tawdry thriller, directed by Billy Wilder, is one of the high points of nineteen-forties films. Barbara Stanwyck’s Phyllis Dietrichson—a platinum blonde who wears tight white sweaters, an anklet, and sleazy-kinky shoes—is perhaps the best acted and the most fixating of all the slutty, cold-blooded femmes fatales of the film-noir genre.

Pauline Kael
The New Yorker
100

To describe the story is to miss the nuances that make it tantalizing.

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
100

Film noir is the most intoxicating of Hollywood cocktails, and none is more potent than Double Indemnity...It breaks the rules of filmmaking with breathtaking confidence and is all the more satisfying for

Metacritic review by Marc Lee
Marc Lee
The Telegraph