Double Indemnity

  • Dir: Billy Wilder

  • USA, 1944, 107 minmins, DCP

  • Cast: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson

Seduced by the alluring wife of a client, an insurance salesman draws up a devious scheme to murder her husband and take the double payout. However, the couple’s plan is constantly threatened under the watchful eye of a brilliant colleague. Featuring gorgeous use of shadows by cinematographer John Seitz and brilliant rapid-fire dialogue by novelist Raymond Chandler, this tantalising and sordid tale of murder – based on a novel by James M. Cain, which in turn was loosely based on a real 1927 murder case – is considered a pioneering work of the film noir genre.

Academy Awards: 7 nominations including Best Picture


    In-theatre Screening

    • 2021-01-09 (Sat)
      2021-03-13 (Sat)


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