In 1938, Walter Neff, an experienced salesman of the Pacific All Risk Insurance Co., meets the seductive wife of one of his clients, Phyllis Dietrichson, and they have an affair. Phyllis proposes to kill her husband to receive the proceeds of an accident insurance policy and Walter devises a scheme to receive twice the amount based on a double indemnity clause. When Mr. Dietrichson is found dead on a train track, the police accept the determination of accidental death. However, the insurance analyst and Walter's best friend Barton Keyes does not buy the story and suspects that Phyllis has murdered her husband with the help of another man.
Director: Billy Wilder
Writer: Billy Wilder (screenplay), Raymond Chandler (screenplay), James M. Cain (from the novel by)
Production: Paramount Pictures
Released: 06 Jul 1944
Awards: Nominated for 7 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations.
Movie Video Clips
I killed him
I love you
Oughta take a look at the statistics on...
I guess so
Neff is the name
Suddenly it came over me that everything...
Do I laugh now
What was his name
We're both rotten
How could I have known that murder could...
I picked you for the job
That was all there was to it
Tomorrow morning would suit me better
I was thinking about that dame upstairs
Just came from Norton's office
Born right here in Los Angeles
Get out of here
I get the general idea
It's just like the first time I came...
Up in Medford
Now get outta here before I throw my...
You're all washed up
What's the matter
There it is
I was just fixing some ice tea
That's what I said
The guy that walks into a good looking...
A guy takes out an accident policy...
I'm a Medford man
What do the police figure
This Dietrichson business
There is a widespread feeling that just...
About six months ago
Hundreds of claims come to this desk
The insurance ran out on the 15th
Walter Neff - Fred MacMurray
Phyllis Dietrichson - Barbara Stanwyck
Barton Keyes - Edward G. Robinson
Mr. Jackson - Porter Hall
Lola Dietrichson - Jean Heather
Mr. Dietrichson - Tom Powers
Nino Zachetti - Byron Barr
Mr. Norton - Richard Gaines
Sam Gorlopis - Fortunio Bonanova
Joe Pete - John Philliber
Pullman Porter - James Adamson
Bit Part - John Berry
Man Reading Magazine Outside Keyes' Office - Raymond Chandler
Train Conductor - Edmund Cobb
Conductor - Kernan Cripps
Nettie - Dietrichsons' Maid - Betty Farrington
Norton's Secretary - Bess Flowers
Redcap - Harold Garrison
Man in Drug Store - Eddie Hall
Pacific All-Risk Telephone Operator - Teala Loring
Man - George Magrill
Charlie - Garage Attendant - Sam McDaniel
Pullman Porter - Billy Mitchell
Man - Clarence Muse
Keyes' Secretary - Miriam Nelson
Shopper in Market - Constance Purdy
Pullman Conductor - Dick Rush
Pullman Porter - Floyd Shackelford
Pullman Porter - Oscar Smith
Lou Schwartz - Douglas Spencer