Double Indemnity (1944) Poster


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Version of 

Lux Video Theatre: Double Indemnity (1954) (TV Episode)
based on the same James M. Cain novel "Double Indemnity"
Double Indemnity (1973) (TV Movie)
based on the same James M. Cain novel "Double Indemnity"
Eruption (1977)
based on the same James M. Cain novel "Double Indemnity"
Body Heat (1981)
based on the same James M. Cain novel "Double Indemnity"

Remade as 

For the Sake of a Woman (1959)
Remade as Egyptian version
Jism (2003)
having same plot of Double Indemnity

Edited into 

American Cinema: Film Noir (1995) (TV Episode)
Clips shown


Citizen Kane (1941)
Review of an individual's past and the reasons behind what happened.

Referenced in 

Easy Money (1948)
copies the basic set - up , minus the murder
Ace in the Hole (1951)
Pacific All-Risk insurance company mentioned
Rogue's Yarn (1957)
The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour: Lucy Hunts Uranium (1958) (TV Episode)
Lucy remarks that she hasn't trusted Fred MacMurray since "Double Indemnity"
The Munsters: Movie Star Munster (1965) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Herman
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Mike Teavee: "Saw this in a movie once: Guy signs his wife's insurance policy, then he bumped her off."
Bonnie's Kids (1972)
Frank discusses this film.
M*A*S*H: Germ Warfare (1972) (TV Episode)
Heny Blake says "That's Double indeminty, I've seen in a movie"
The Long Goodbye (1973)
The Colony Guard imitates Barbara Stanwyck's character, Phyllis Dietrichson.
M*A*S*H: Carry On, Hawkeye (1973) (TV Episode)
Heny Blake says "Well, that's double indemnity, that's what that is. I seen it in a movie."
Being There (1979)
Music featured in
Body Heat (1981)
The story and characters closely parallel the earlier film. Ned, Matty and Oscar are Walter, Phyllis and Keyes respectively.
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)
Steve Martin's character lights his matches by snapping, just as Walter Neff does.
The 55th Annual Academy Awards (1983) (TV Special)
Blood Simple (1984)
stalled car while leaving scene of a murder
Remington Steele: Premium Steele (1985) (TV Episode)
Steele believes the case may have something to do with insurance polices, so he provides production information from this movie.
Regalo di Natale (1986)
Mentioned once.
All-Star Party for Clint Eastwood (1986) (TV Special)
Mentioned about Fred MacMurray
The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
The name of the character Walter Neff
Columbo: Sex and the Married Detective (1989) (TV Episode)
Walter Neff is Fred MacMurray's character's name in Double Indemnity (1944).
Knots Landing: Straight Down the Line (1989) (TV Episode)
Gary and Sally's friend take inspiration from Double Indemnity (1944) and decide to meet in the market.
A Fine Romance: Double Indignity (1989) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Twin Peaks: Episode #1.7 (1990) (TV Episode)
The insurance rep who visits Catherine is named Walter Neff.
Pros and Cons: Double Indemnity (1991) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)
Carol, Larry, Marilyn, and Sy watch this film in the theater near the beginning of the film.
Suture (1993)
The Last Seduction (1994)
The storyline recalls the 1944 film. Bridget calls herself Mrs. Neff at one point, and even uses the phrase "double indemnity".
This Can't Be Love (1994) (TV Movie)
The George Carlin Show: George Destroys a Way of Life (1994) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mitchell and on TV.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Skydivers (1994) (TV Episode)
Servo: Double D Indemnity
Hong Kong 97 (1994)
Living Single: Double Indignity (1994) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Usual Suspects (1995)
Back in the day, director Bryan Singer pitched this film as Double Indemnity meets Rashomon.
Lost Highway (1997)
Murder, She Wrote: South by Southwest (1997) (TV Movie)
movie mentioned by name
The Big Lebowski (1998)
Just before Jackie Treehorn introduces himself to the Dude, an operatic version of the main theme from Double Indemnity is playing over a slow-motion scene from Treehorn's beach party.
The Simpsons: Dumbbell Indemnity (1998) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Secret Defense (1998)
A murder on the train.
Grim Fandango (1998) (Video Game)
Manny as an insurance salesman and the little oval numbered lights of the casino control panel in Manny's office.
Charmed: The Fourth Sister (1998) (TV Episode)
Prue's suggestion in the video store
A Slight Case of Murder (1999) (TV Movie)
Discworld Noir (1999) (Video Game)
Lewton says "I couldn't hear my footsteps. It was the walk of a dead man."
Backstory: The Seven Year Itch (2000) (TV Episode)
documentary features movie poster
Memento (2000)
The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
The character name Nirdlinger is taken from the book which this famous movie was based on, although the name was changed to Dietrichson for the DI movie.
The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)
Woody Allen's character is an insurance investigator and he says "The little man in here tells me", pointing to his heart, exactly as Edward G. Robinson's character did when he played an insurance investigator in Double Indemnity.
Novocaine (2001)
Who Is Cletis Tout? (2001)
quoted by Critical Jim
Jonathan Creek: Satan's Chimney (2001) (TV Episode)
Jonathan to Carla: "Anklet? What are you Barbara Stanwyck?"
Cinemania (2002)
'Sunset Blvd.': A Look Back (2002) (Video)
Someone mentions this film.
Jism (2003)
A Decade Under the Influence (2003)
mentioned in documentary
Detective Fiction (2003)
It is playing at The Parkway theatre (screen 2 of 2) when a character walks by the marque
Bad Eggs (2003)
Bad Education (2004)
There's a poster of this film in the cinema.
Film Geek (2005)
DVD and video case are shown in a video store. Also, poster is shown in Scotty's apartment.
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law: Turner Classic Birdman (2005) (TV Episode)
Turner Classic Movies host talks about this movie as his closing monologue.
Zizek! (2005)
Zizek asks if it's still "on the market"
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law: Identity Theft (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name.
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.96 (2006) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "Filmographies" category
Stalag 17: From Reality to Screen (2006) (Short)
mentioned once
Film Noir: Bringing Darkness to Light (2006) (Video)
Mentioned several times.
Raines: Pilot (2007) (TV Episode)
poster on bedroom wall
Blind Trust (2007) (TV Movie)
Detective discusses the plot of this movie
Brooklyn Rules (2007)
Mentioned by name
Black White + Gray: A Portrait of Sam Wagstaff and Robert Mapplethorpe (2007)
Dominick Dunne tells the story of Sam Wagstaff taking murderess Ann Woodward to see the film, and there's a still from it.
Indie Sex: Teens (2007) (TV Movie)
A brief mention of this movie is made
Behind the Riverside (2007) (Video)
Brad discusses his favourite Noir character being "Walter Neff"
NCIS: Tribes (2008) (TV Episode)
Ziva is watching the film as DiNozzo walks in
The Simpsons: Dial 'N' for Nerder (2008) (TV Episode)
Lisa--wearing sunglasses--meets Bart in the aisle of the Kwik-E Mart to discuss their next step.
Burn After Reading (2008)
This movie's line "I'm crazy about you, baby" is a reference to the line Fred MacMurray uses in Double Indemnity.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 5 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in a $16,000 question
Don McKay (2009)
The shopping scene is very reminscent of a similiar scene in the older film.
Sertoli, Sertoli, Sertoli (2009) (Short)
'Keyes' character reference.
Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore (2010) (Video)
DVD is shown.
Gossip Girl: Double Identity (2010) (TV Episode)
title reference
Film Noir (2010) (Short)
The title of the film in the film "Double Indentity" is a reference to this film, which has a very similar plot structure and style.
Castle: Slice of Death (2011) (TV Episode)
"Walter Neff" is used as a code word by a drug ring.
L.A. Noire (2011) (Video Game)
One of the 50 gold film reels you can find.
Cloned: The Recreator Chronicles (2012)
Advertised at the local cinema.
Elfie Hopkins: Cannibal Hunter (2012)
Mentioned in dialogue
Pretty Little Liars: Stolen Kisses (2012) (TV Episode)
title visible on the poster for the Rosewood Film Noir Festival
The Mentalist: Red Sails in the Sunset (2012) (TV Episode)
Seen on a theater marquee
Ida, Be Thy Name: The Frightful Females of Fear (2013) (Video)
mentioned once
Mike Case in: The Big Kiss Off (2013)
Detectives Dietrichson, Keyes and Neff in The Big Kiss Off were the names of three principles in Double Indemnity
Devious Maids: Setting the Table (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
The Newsroom: Election Night: Part II (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Adjust Your Tracking (2013)
Video case is shown.
Twisted: Danny Indemnity (2014) (TV Episode)
title reference
Bates Motel: Meltdown (2014) (TV Episode)
Norman watches "Double Indemnity" on TV.
The Royal Road (2015)
Title is mentioned
Reel Iconic: Double Identity (2015) (TV Episode)
The name of the episode as well as certain plot points.
Trumbo (2015)
Hedda Hopper mentions it.
Back in Time (2015)
Mentioned by Frank Price.
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 14 January 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mike Greenberg reads from the American Film Institute's list of the top ten movie villains and the movies they appear in
King of Nothing (2016) (Short)
In the scene in Nathan Hawthorn's office a bottle of Whiskey is labeled with the imaginary brand "Barton Keyes" a reference to the Double Indemnity character.
Life (2017)
Director Daniel Espinosa cited classic film noirs as essential inspiration.
Sandy Wexler (2017)
A poster of this film can be seen at Sandy's place
House of Cards: Chapter 55 (2017) (TV Episode)
The movie is watched by the Underwoods.
Best F(r)iends: Volume 1 (2017)
Traci proposes watching this movie with Jon on their next date.
Love Me Not (2017)
Two lovers kill a person for insurance money in both movies.
A.P. Bio: We Don't Party (2018) (TV Episode)
Poster can be seen
De Kijk van Koolhoven: Eurohorror (2018) (TV Episode)
Discussed shortly
Sergio Leone, une Amérique de légende (2018) (TV Movie)
Photo with Edward G. Robinson and Fred MacMurray.
Hollywood Mouth 3 (2018)
Dietrichson house filming location is shown.
The Best Damn Internet Show: Thomas Volturo (2019) (TV Episode)
Stephen Spurling mentions the movie.
Show Offs: The Hand Biters (2019) (TV Episode)
Referenced as an example of a film noir
You: Have a Good Wellkend, Joe! (2019) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned at the movie theatre marquee as a part of a film festival based on the books of Raymond Chandler.
Dare Me: Rapprochement (2020) (TV Episode)
Collette is watching this movie on TV when Addy calls.
Elysaviews: WINEning About Movies: Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder, 1944) (2020) (TV Episode)
Extensive review and discussion.
The Andrew Klavan Show: Media Want You Inside the Matrix (2020) (TV Episode)
Andrew Klavan mentions the movie in reference to Billy Wilder.
Ratched: Pilot (2020) (TV Episode)
Several music cues were influenced by this film's score
History of World Cinema (2021) (Short)
Clips shown
Modus Operandi
Character references movie

Featured in 

Columbo: Ransom for a Dead Man (1971) (TV Episode)
Margaret watches the film on television.
Casual Relations (1974)
Susan watches on TV, dialogue audible
Newman's Law (1974)
Archive Footage
The 54th Annual Academy Awards (1982) (TV Special)
At the Movies: Extreme Prejudice/Marlene/Personal Services/Sweet Lorraine (1987) (TV Episode)
One of the Video Picks of the Week.
Words (1987) (Short)
Clips shown
Knots Landing: Straight Down the Line (1989) (TV Episode)
The film is playing on television.
Chicago Joe and the Showgirl (1990)
Movie playing in theater.
Quantum Leap: One Strobe Over the Line - June 15, 1965 (1990) (TV Episode)
Sam watches the film.
Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)
The characters attend the film.
At the Movies: Fatal Instinct/Demolition Man/The Remains of the Day/Twenty Bucks (1993) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown for the laser disc recommendation.
100 Years at the Movies (1994) (TV Short)
American Cinema: Film Noir (1995) (TV Episode)
Clip shown
Sex, Censorship and the Silver Screen: Censored (1996) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
Biography: Barbara Stanwyck: Straight Down the Line (1997) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: America's Greatest Movies (1998) (TV Movie)
Double Indemnity is #38.
The Best of Film Noir (1999) (Video)
Clips shown.
E! Mysteries & Scandals: Raymond Chandler (2000) (TV Episode)
film clips shown
Gilmore Girls: Rory's Dance (2000) (TV Episode)
Lorelai and Emily watch the film.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies (2001) (TV Special)
Double Indemnity is #24.
Pulp Cinema (2001) (Video)
Clips shown.
Femme Fatale (2002)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Passions: America's Greatest Love Stories (2002) (TV Special)
Double Indemnity is #84.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes & Villains (2003) (TV Special)
Phyllis Dietrichson is the #8 villain.
Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003)
footage appears throughout
Picture Again (2003) (Short)
features a scene with Stanwick and MacMurray in the car after having committed a murder
TCM Guest Programmer: Liz Smith (2005) (TV Episode)
One of the films selected by the co-host
Billy Wilder Speaks (2006) (TV Movie)
excerpt of film used in documentary on director
Shadows of Suspense (2006) (Video)
clips shown
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: 10th Anniversary Edition (2007) (TV Movie)
Double Indemnity is #29.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Svengali (2007) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
Swingtown: Cabin Fever (2008) (TV Episode)
Laurie and Doug watch it on TV.
Cinema's Exiles: From Hitler to Hollywood (2009) (TV Movie)
Clips shown.
TCM Guest Programmer: 15 Fan Programmers (2009) (TV Episode)
One of the films selected by the co-host
The Rules of Film Noir (2009) (TV Movie)
Clips shown and discussed
American Grindhouse (2010)
Footage of this movie is shown.
Miss Representation (2011)
Close-up of Barbara Stanwyck. No dialogue.
The Story of Film: An Odyssey: Post-War Cinema (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
Arena: Screen Goddesses (2012) (TV Episode)
Clips shown to illustrate points
Sound of Cinema: The Music That Made the Movies: The Big Score (2013) (TV Episode)
clips shown and title/theme music discussed
Smashing UK Top 10: Top 10 Film Directors (2013) (TV Episode)
Hollywood et les hommes (2013)
Clips featured
And the Oscar Goes To... (2014) (TV Movie)
Clip shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies of the 1940s (2014) (TV Episode)
Double Indemnity gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Film Noirs (2014) (TV Episode)
Double Indemnity is #3.
Los Angeles Film Noir (2015) (TV Movie)
Clips shown as classic noir.
NCIS: No Good Deed (2015) (TV Episode)
The older DiNozzo watches the film on television before his son comes home.
House of Cards: Chapter 55 (2017) (TV Episode)
Frank and Claire watch this film in the White House screening room.
Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema: The Heist (2018) (TV Episode)
Clips used to illustrate the genre
The Good Cop: What Is the Supermodel's Secret? (2018) (TV Episode)
Movie being watched by the first victim
De Kijk van Koolhoven: Eurohorror (2018) (TV Episode)
Footage shown
MsMojo: Top 10 Good Boy/Bad Girl Movie Couples (2019) (TV Episode)
Walter Neff & Phyllis Dietrichson are #5.
The Movies: The Golden Age (2019) (TV Episode)
Film discussed in the episode
WatchMojo: The Best Crime Movies of All Time from A to Z (2020) (TV Episode)
Double Indemnity is the best crime movie starting with D.

Spoofed in 

Trouble Indemnity (1950) (Short)
The Carol Burnett Show: Episode #7.8 (1973) (TV Episode)
"Double Calamity" sketch.
Van der Valk: The Professor (1977) (TV Episode)
Van der Valk amuses his wife by pretending thy are in the supermarket scene.
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)
the scenes with Steve Martin dressed up as Barbra Stanwyck's character
Big Trouble (1986)
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)
Drebin comments on Jane's ankle braclet when they meet, just like Walter Neff did on Phyllis Dietrichson's ankle braclet at their first encounter.
Fatal Instinct (1993)
Plot to kill Ned and cash in on triple indemnity insurance policy.
Men, Movies & Carol (1994) (TV Movie)
The Nanny: The Facts of Lice (1997) (TV Episode)
The fantasy sequence of Fran telling Maxwell about her suspicions about Niles spoofs the film, especially Fran's wig (identical to Barbara Stanwyck's).
The Man Without a Clue (2002) (Short)
Heavy use of voice-over, black & white, trenchcoat-wearing fast-talking monotone slick guy, platinum blonde heroine
Neighbours: Bubble Indemnity (2006) (TV Episode)
paraphrases the title: identical except the first syllabel
16mm: The Continuing Story of Ssgt. Raymond Shaw (2014) (Short)
Cliff Dougal's narration
Archer: Double Indecency (2016) (TV Episode)
Title reference/parody

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