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Cinematheque: Edward G. Robinson
Double Indemnity (US, 1944, 35mm, 106 min.; Directed by Billy Wilder, with Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson)
- DateWednesday, Jul. 25, 2012
4070 Vilas Hall, Vilas Hall
- DescriptionInsurance salesman Walter Neff (MacMurray) finds a respite from his life of beer, bowling, and house calls in the form of Phyllis Dietrichson (Stanwyck), a vamp who convinces Neff to help her pull off the “accidental” death of her husband. Robinson co-stars as Neff’s dogged investigator colleague, Barton Keyes. This sardonic vision of lust, greed, and murderous boredom – adapted by Wilder and Raymond Chandler from James M. Cain’s novel - is one of the unquestioned masterpieces of film noir.
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