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Cinematic Time Machine: Double Indemnity 75th Anniversary

Sunday 24th February


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Director: Billy Wilder

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Porter Hall, Jean Heather, Byron Barr, Richard Gaines and John Philliber

Rating: PG

USA 1944, 107mins

A dark, tautly constructed adaptation of James M. Cain's novel -- penned by Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler -- Double Indemnity set the standard for Hollywood film noir.

An insurance representative lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses the suspicion of an insurance investigator.

Did You Know? It is the only Best Picture Oscar nominee that year not to win any Academy Awards.