Two opportunistic producers are looking for a poor ingenuous man, in order to use him for make valid a insurance policy. The producers find Herman, while he is fixing the car with Eddie, and with just one look they found out that he is the right person to carry away the plan. They tell Herman the story that he could become a film star if he agrees to work with them, signing a contract without knowing that it's in fact the policy. All the family is very excited about Herman's new artistic career, especially Lilly, who begins to have dreams about it. Herman films a bunch of scenes, in which he will make the part of a man always in a clear danger: crossing one street and let a car knocking him down, putting himself under a pile of brick while he's supposedly waiting to his "sweetheart" and finally a scene inside a room, where he has to cross a window pretending to be another door. Nevertheless, Herman involuntary escapes of all the traps, falling instead the fraudulent producers in their... Written by
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They asked me down their office and I signed the contract and they start shooting me tomorrow.
Lily, that's a showbusiness expression, like, eh, roll 'em, lights, action, anchors away, that kind of stuff.
References Double Indemnity