Double Indemnity

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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
Year: 1944
MetaScore: 95/100
ImdbRating: 8.3
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 06 Jul 1944
Awards: Nominated for 7 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations.


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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
Man in Drug Store - Eddie Hall
Pacific All-Risk Telephone Operator - Teala Loring
Charlie - Garage Attendant - Sam McDaniel
Pullman Porter - Billy Mitchell
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