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Double Indemnity

Fred MacMurray , Barbara Stanwyck , Billy Wilder    NR (Not Rated)   DVD
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Director Billy Wilder (Sunset Boulevard) and writer Raymond Chandler (The Big Sleep) adapted James M. Cain's hard-boiled novel into this wildly thrilling story of insurance man Walter Neff (Fred MacMurray), who schemes the perfect murder with the beautiful dame Phyllis Dietrichson (Barbara Stanwyck): kill Dietrichson's husband and make off with the insurance money. But, of course, in these plots things never quite go as planned, and Barton Keyes (Edward G. Robinson) is the wily insurance investigator who must sort things out. From the opening scene you know Neff is doomed, as the story is told in flashback; yet, to the film's credit, this doesn't diminish any of the tension of the movie. This early film noir flick is wonderfully campy by today's standards, and the dialogue is snappy ("I thought you were smarter than the rest, Walter. But I was wrong. You're not smarter, just a little taller"), filled with lots of "dame"s and "baby"s. Stanwyck is the ultimate femme fatale, and MacMurray, despite a career largely defined by roles as a softy (notably in the TV series My Three Sons and the movie The Shaggy Dog), is convincingly cast against type as the hapless, love-struck sap. --Jenny Brown

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Barbara Stanwyck And Fred Macmurray Star In This Gripping Film Noir From Academy Award-Winning Director Billy Wilder. A Calculating Wife Encourages Her Wealthy Husband To Sign A Double Indemnity Policy Proposed By Smitten Insurance Agent Walter Neff. As The Would-Be Lovers Plot The Unsuspecting Husband'S Murder, They Are Pursued By A Suspicious Claims Manager (Edward G. Robinson). It'S A Race Against Time To Get Away With The Perfect Crime In This Heart-Racing Academy Award-Nominated Masterpiece. Starring: Fred Macmurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Porter Hall, Jean Heather, Tom Powers, Byron Barr, Richard Gaines, Fortunio Bonanova, John Philliber Directed By: Billy Wilder

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of The Best Film Noirs! June 9 2004
Format:DVD
The title says it all. If you love film noir or if you want to start watching some film noir films, this is the one.
This is beautiful shot in black and white by the great Billy Wilder.
Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck both give great performances in this film. Barbara is one of the best femme fatales in the history of cinema. The dialogue between MacMurray and Stanwyck is well written and very well spoken.
It doesn't get any better than this...well, maybe Touch of Evil. :)
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Film Noir March 1 2005
Format:DVD
From the James M. Cain novel this is the finest film of its genre under the masterful of Billy Wilder and an absolute must-see for any devote of film noir. Barbara Stanwyck is at her peak as a lying, cheating, double-crossing blond tramp(who can ever forget her ankle bracelet?) who schemes with Fred Mac Murray to murder her husband for the most base reason - his insurance money. Edward G. Robinson is fine as the insurance investigator who goes by his hunch that there's more than meets the eye than just a simple suicide.With a brilliant script (the double entendres when Stanwyck fobs off the attentions of Mac Murray are a gem!) by Wilder and Raymond Chandler "Double Indemnity" is a spellbinding rollercoaster into a world of murder, lust and betrayal moodily set in 1944 Hollywood. Double Indemnity stands as a towering achievement in cinema when a brilliant script, superb acting and excellent art direction and lighting are under the hands of a master. They just don't come better than this and not to be missed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
Great stuff. One of the greatest movies ever made. The obvious reason is Billy Wilder, the genius of film noir '40's. And the other reason? The writer is the grandaddy of them all, Raymond Chandler. How could they go wrong?
The insurance salesman, Fred Macmurray (Walter Neff), meets the sultry Barbara Stanwick (Phyllis Dietrichsen)and they get intensely involved. Eventually, Fred Macmurray's insurance acumen as Walter Neff hatches a plan to kill sultry Phyllis' (Stanwick) husband with both to collect the double indemnity policy upon which the title is based.
This movie is great because it sizzles in a manner respecting the impediments of censorship of the first half of the twentieth century. So the affair is underplayed not like the subsequent "Body Heat" thirty years later when mores and actors and clothes loosened. But here the relentlessness of insurance investigator Barton Keyes, the sexuality of Phyllis and Walter, the mean spiritedness and hidden agenda of Phyllis, is all understated in the tradition of the '40's and '50's. But to the credit of the actors, the director and the writer, no less intense.
Great stuff. Billy Wilder; Raymond Chandler; and all the usual suspects. Larry Scantlebury. 5 stars.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 5 STARS FOR DVD, 0 STARS FOR DOUBLE DVD CASE!!!! March 4 2009
By Jackson Spines TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
I purchased the double dvd special edition set of "Double Indemnity" last week. *****WARNING***** Please be VERY careful when opening this set up. The dvd case is a total nightmare. It fits together way too tightly and to open it up you really have to tug on it which takes the glue away from the paper case underneath the plastic that holds the DVD's. This is what happend to me. The movie itself is a true classic so that gets 5 stars and the double DVD special edition is great but the DVD case gets zero stars which comes out to an average of 3 stars for the product overall. Thrilled with the movie. Disappointed beyond belief with the cheap, sloppy packaging. For the expensive price tag on this item, one would think that the people over at Universal would have done a better job with the finished product.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars STANWYCK AND MACMURRAY WERE OSCAR ROBBED July 13 2004
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
Yes, they deserved the 1944 Academy Award. Both of them. They were robbed. Perhaps its because they played murderers and MacMurray was caught in Stanwyck's spider web. The movie was released during the prime war years (1944) and Hollywood chose to go the sentimental route with "GOING MY WAY". But Ingrid Bergman's performance in "Gaslight" in no way comes close to touching Stanwyck's bravura in "Double Indemnity". It was a close race between them but Bergman won out (inexplicably because her performance in Gaslight is overwrought and over the top). Stanwyck's evil restraint with one look that could burn a house down. And that wig!! That awful unflattering wig on her! Maybe that's why she didn't win?????
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15 of 20 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars GREAT FILM - TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE DVD TRANSFER June 23 2004
By A Customer
Format:DVD
Do not purchase this DVD release. Its transfer to DVD is truly horrendous.
Wait for some other distributor to release it.
Wonderful film. Totally botched DVD release.
Wait for it...
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of My All-Time Favorites July 6 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I saw this movie in a film class I took in college and it's become one of my top five favorite movies. I really cannot say enough about all the actors involved, especially Edward G. Robinson and his portrayal of Barton Keys. I didn't realize when I purchased this item that it was a special edition, so it was more than worth the price for me to read some of the behind-the-scenes and pop-culture facts that came with the DVD. Just a fantastic purchase all the way around.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:DVD
Quintessential film noir story that set the standard for femme fatales, shady women who exploit men's weaknesses and then discard them like nylons that have too many runs in them. Of course, a man has to be willing and gullible enough to desire a woman to do most anything to have her. Phyllis Dietrichson's masterful manipulation of Walter Neff is the central theme of this film. When Neff [Fred MacMurray] and Dietrichson [Barbara Stanwyck] find that they have a clear path to a rosy and wonderful future together, they discover that everything seems to go wrong and every attempt at conversation leads to snarling exchanges, doubts and suspicions about each other. Barton Keyes [Edward G. Robinson] provides just the right balance and unwittingly unnerves Neff with his suspicions and ideas about false claims for insurance money and how his gut feelings never fail him. Keyes smells a rat but his faith and trust in Neff never wavers until later. Porter Hall has a nice turn as the man from Medford, Oregon who materializes from the shadows to add another twist to this excellent thriller.
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