Double Indemnity [Blu-ray] [Criterion Collection]

Double Indemnity [Blu-ray] [Criterion Collection]

 Cast: Barbara Stanwyck
Barbara Stanwyck
, Fred MacMurray
Fred MacMurray
, Edward G. Robinson
Edward G. Robinson
, Porter Hall
Porter Hall
, Jean Heather
Jean Heather
Double Indemnity [Blu-ray] [Criterion Collection]

Double Indemnity [Blu-ray] [Criterion Collection]

 Cast: Barbara Stanwyck
Barbara Stanwyck
, Fred MacMurray
Fred MacMurray
, Edward G. Robinson
Edward G. Robinson
, Porter Hall
Porter Hall
, Jean Heather
Jean Heather

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Overview

Directed by Billy Wilder and adapted from a James M. Cain novel by Wilder and Raymond Chandler, Double Indemnity represents the high-water mark of 1940s film noir urban crime dramas in which a greedy, weak man is seduced and trapped by a cold, evil woman amidst the dark shadows and Expressionist lighting of modern cities. Phyllis Dietrichson (Barbara Stanwyck) seduces insurance agent Walter Neff (Fred MacMurray) into murdering her husband to collect his accident policy. The murder goes as planned, but after the couple's passion cools, each becomes suspicious of the other's motives. The plan is further complicated when Neff's boss Barton Keyes (Edward G. Robinson), a brilliant insurance investigator, takes over the investigation. Told in flashbacks from Neff's perspective, the film moves with ruthless determinism as each character meets what seems to be a preordained fate. Movie veterans Stanwyck, MacMurray, and Robinson give some of their best performances, and Wilder's cynical sensibility finds a perfect match in the story's unsentimental perspective, heightened by John Seitz's hard-edged cinematography. Double Indemnity ranks with the classics of mainstream Hollywood movie-making.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/31/2022
UPC: 0715515272117
Original Release: 1944
Source: Criterion Collection
Language: English
Time: 1:48:00
Sales rank: 1,132

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Barbara Stanwyck Phyllis Dietrichson
Fred MacMurray Walter
Edward G. Robinson Barton
Porter Hall Mr. Jackson
Jean Heather Lola
Tom Powers Mr. Dietrichson
Richard Gaines Mr. Norton
Fortunio Bonanova Sam
John Philliber Joe
Byron Barr Nino Zachette
Bess Flowers Norton's Secretary
Kernan Cripps Redcap
Oscar Smith Pullman Porter
Betty Farrington Nettie, the Maid
Edmund Cobb Train Conductor
Floyd Schackleford Pullman Porter
James Adamson Pullman Porter
Sam McDaniel Garage Attendant
Judith Gibson Pacific All-Risk Telephone Operator
Clarence Muse Black Man
Miriam Franklin Keyes' Secretary
William O'Leary Chaplain
Edward Hearn Warden's Secretary
Lee Shumway Door Guard
Boyd Irwin First Doctor
George Melford Second Doctor
Alan Bridge Execution Chamber Guard,Execution Chamber Guard
George Magrill Man
John Berry Bit Part
Harold Garrison Redcap
Teala Loring Pacific All-Risk Telephone Operator
Constance Purdy Fat Shopper in Market
Dick Rush Pullman Conductor
Floyd Shackelford Pullman Porter
Douglas Spencer Louis L. ('Lou') Schwartz
Sam Gorlopis Fortunio Bonanova
Miklós Rózsa Composer

Technical Credits
Billy Wilder Director,Screenwriter
Raymond Chandler Screenwriter
Joseph Sistrom Producer
B.G. DeSylva Executive Producer,Producer
Farciot Edouart Special Effects
Walter Oberst Sound Effects,Sound/Sound Designer
Jack Duffy Sound Effects
Loren L. Ryder Sound Effects
Stanley Cooley Sound/Sound Designer
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