This Friday’s film is an oldie but goodie: Double Indemnity (1944), directed by Billy Wilder and starring Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck and Edward G. Robinson.
The story goes like this:
Walter Neff (MacMurray), and insurance salesman, falls in love with neglected housewife Phyllis Dietrichson (Stanwyck), and together they conduct a plan to murder her husband and collect his life insurance. Their only real obstacle is Neff’s partner, Barton Keyes (Robinson), an expert in discovering insurance fraud. Will they get away with it?
This film is interesting and exciting, and the dialogue is brilliant. The euphemisms are amazing! Besides, the clothes and hairstyles are lovely (pay special attention to the fact that Phyllis is about as tall as Walter’s trouser’s waistline).
If you want some classy entertainment tonight, Double Indemnity is what you should go for.