Mike Case is a low-rent private detective who works out of his car and advertises on Craigslist. When approached by the wealthy socialite Victoria Billows to find her missing husband, Mike is initially reluctant ("A missing husband? Never heard that one before") but is persuaded to take the case by Victoria's money and her not so subtle feminine charms. Written by
Honest enough to trust. Crooked enough to get the job done.
15 June 2013 (USA)
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The first meeting about this film between creators Sherman Hirsh and Les Mahoney was at the Hollywood restaurant, "The Waffle". The waitress who served the two their lunch was actress Hannah Pierce, who eventually got the role of "Shelly Stucks", the barmaid who talks too much. In addition, the final day of shooting was at "The Waffle" so it can be said the movie started and finished there. See more
100 bucks a day? What do you think this is, 1946?
Classic Film Noir/Private Eye personages Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, Fred MacMurray, Edward G. Robinson and Mickey Spillane are credited because of their influence on the film. See more
References Double Indemnity