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Double Indemnity (1973)

A scheming wife lures an insurance investigator into helping murder her husband and then declare it an accident. The investigator's boss, not knowing his man is involved in it, suspects murder and sets out to prove it.

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Jack Smight

Writers:

Steven Bochco (teleplay), Billy Wilder | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview:
Richard Crenna ... Walter Neff
Lee J. Cobb ... Barton Keyes
Robert Webber ... Edward Norton
Samantha Eggar ... Phyllis Dietrichson
Arch Johnson ... Mr. Dietrichson
Kathleen Cody ... Lola Dietrichson
John Fiedler ... Mr. Jackson
John Elerick John Elerick ... Donny Franklin
Joan Pringle ... Neff's Secretary
Gene Dynarski ... Sam Bonaventura
Ken Renard ... Porter
Joyce Cunning Joyce Cunning ... Norton's Secretary
Arnold F. Turner Arnold F. Turner ... Redcap (as Arnold Turner)
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A scheming wife lures an insurance investigator into helping murder her husband and then declare it an accident. The investigator's boss, not knowing he's involved in it, suspects murder and sets out to solve it. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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"A murder's never perfect. It always comes apart sooner or later. And when two people are involved it's usually sooner..."


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Assurance sur la mort See more »

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Mono

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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This film is included in the Canadian DVD version of the original 1944 film, Double Indemnity. See more »

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Version of Lux Video Theatre: Double Indemnity (1954) See more »

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Completely Unwatchable!!!
21 February 2007 | by IFeedPigeonsSee all my reviews

Utter dreck. I got to the 16 minute/27 second point, and gave up. I'd have given it a negative number review if that were possible (although 'pissible' is a more fitting word...). Unlike the sizzle you could see and practically feel between MacMurray and Stanwyck in the original, the chemistry between dumb ol' Dicky Crenna and whats-her-face here is just non-existent. The anklet becomes an unattractive chunky bracelet? There's no ciggy-lighting-by-fingertip? And I thought I'd be SICK when they have a mortified-looking (and rightly so, believe you me) Lee J. Cobb as Keyes practically burping/upchucking his way through the explanation of his "Little Man" to Mr. Garloupis. No offence to the non-sighted, but it looks as though a posse of blind men ran amuck with the set design of both the Dietrichson and Neff houses. The same goes for those horrid plaid pants that Phyllis wears. And crikey, how much $$ does Neff make, that he lives overlooking a huge marina? This, folks, again, all takes place in the first 16 and a half minutes. If you can get through more of it, you have a much stronger constitution than me, or you are a masochist. But please, take some Alka-Seltzer first, or you WILL develop a "little man" of your own that may never go away. Proceed with caution, obviously.


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