The Daily Movie Quote: Double Indemnity

Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck in Double Indemnity
Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck in Double Indemnity

"Yes, I killed him. I killed him for money - and a woman - and I didn't get the money and I didn't get the woman. Pretty, isn't it?" - Walter Neff, Double Indemnity (1944)

Paramount Pictures, unrated, 107 minutes.

Directed By: Billy Wilder


Fred MacMurray - Walter Neff

Barbara Stanwyck - Phyllis Dietrichson

Edward G. Robinson - Barton Keyes

Porter Hall - Mr. Jackson

Jean Heather - Lola Dietrichson

Tom Powers - Mr. Dietrichson

Domestic Box Office Gross: Unavailable

Synopsis: An insurance agent gets mixed up with a married woman and agrees to kill her husband for his life insurance policy, which has a double indemnity clause that pays double.

Fact: Double Indemnity is loosely based on Ruth Snyder, who was a defendant in a notorious murder trial in the 20's.

Trivia: Mr. Dietrichson's first name is never revealed.

Movie Mistake: Fred MacMurray forgot to remove his wedding ring during his first kiss scene with Phyllis and no one noticed until post production.

My Take: This is my favorite 'film noir' movie. I love the style of dialog and cinematography that gives you a dark gritty movie.

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