Double Indemnity

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A salesman and a blonde kill her husband and get away with it until the insurance investigator becomes obsessed with the case.


Studio Universal Home Video
SKU 202575262
UPC 025192907821
UPC 14 00025192907821
Format DVD
Release Date 8/22/2006
Rating NR
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Cast & Crew
Barbara Stanwyck - Actor
Billy Wilder - Director
Buddy G. DeSylva - Executive Producer
Doane Harrison - Editor
Edward G. Robinson - Actor
Fred MacMurray - Actor
John F. Seitz - Cinematographer
Miklos Rozsa, et. al. - Original Music By
Porter Hall - Actor
Raymond Chandler, et. al. - Screenplay
Nominee (1945) Oscar, Barbara Stanwyck , Best Actress in a Leading Role,Oscar, Billy Wilder , Best Director,Oscar, Joseph Sistrom, Best Picture,Oscar, John F. Seitz, Best Cinematography, Black-and-White,Oscar, Miklos Rozsa, Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture,Oscar, Raymond Chandler, Billy Wilder, Best Writing, Screenplay
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review "Double Indemnity'' has one of the most familiar noir themes: The hero is not a criminal, but a weak man who is tempted and succumbs. In this "double'' story, the woman and man tempt one another; neither would have acted alone...Few other directors have made so many films that were so taut, savvy, cynical and, in many different ways and tones, funny. After a start as a screenwriter, his directorial credits include "The Lost Weekend,'' "Sunset Boulevard,'' "Stalag 17,'' "Sabrina,'' "The Seven Year Itch,'' "Witness for the Prosecution,'' "Some Like It Hot,'' "The Apartment'' and "The Fortune Cookie.'' I don't like lists but I can't stop typing.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 10
Review For all the talk about the genre, only three films truly define film noir: The Big Sleep, The Maltese Falcon and Double Indemnity. While the former two are unquestionably classics, the latter is oh so much more fun...Director Billy Wilder choreographs the movie beautifully. The actors, the lighting, the cinematography, the sets - and, above all, the dialogue - are woven in an intricate pattern that echoes whichever side of the story ("It must be" vs. "It can't be") Wilder wants the audience to believe at the moment. Did we mention the magnificent lighting?
Reviewer Sarah Chauncey
ReviewRating 10
DVD, Special Edition, Aspect Ratio 1.33:1, No Longer Produced
Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews A splendidly chilling noir tale...
Forrest Hartman, Reno Gazette-Journal A landmark of film noir. Absolutely wonderful.
MaryAnn Johanson, The Flick Filosopher Criminally fun.

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