Double Indemnity

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Double Indemnity

Fred MacMurray and Brabara Stanwyck in Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder, 1944)

One of my all-time favorite films, Billy Wilder’s Double Indemnity is a tawdry noir thriller about the small print of life insurance policies. Released during World War II, the film established a shadowy visual tone that would become very fashionable for the remainder of the 1940s. Barbara Stanwyck is the dangerous woman and Fred MacMurray is the dopey insurance agent who orchestrates her husband’s murder. A hot-headed Italian named Nino is introduced later in the film. The timing isn’t convenient for people with day jobs, but the library’s Friday afternoon film series has some good titles this summer. The Maltese Falcon follows on June 21.

June 07 2019


Date: June 7, 2019
Time: 2:30 pm
Cost: Free
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