Summary: classic noir, Stanwyck and MacMurray sizzle, the hollywood bowl and schubert's 8th........ plus i'm a patsy for a movie with a great confession scene (and this one has two)...actually one.. in two parts.
Excerpt: All the elements of film noir established here may well have been replicated in countless other films, but this is the one that set the standard and what is much more difficult to replicate in all those other film is the cracking script here which never puts a foot wrong and the performances by the three main actors within the film. Every scene played between these three is so good that they tend to overshadow any other element within the film.
Excerpt: Loved this granddaddy of Hollywood film noirs . Not just because it was directed by Billy Wilder and received seven academy award nominations. But rather this film was a pioneer within the film noir genre. It had the great camera angle shots through venetian blinds and inky black interior scenes, a witty screen play brilliantly written in every day vernacular by Raymond Chandler and Billy Wilder based on a novel by Matt Cain.
Summary: Superb noir written and directed by Billy Wilder. This tightly constructed story expertly tells the exploits of two cynical aspiring criminals, as they become entrapped by their seemingly 'perfect' murder. All the hallmarks of the genre are played out with wit, tensity, and splotches of dark humor. It's evilly entertaining to watch this plan disintegrate.
Excerpt: I've just bought and watched Double Indemnity and agree with the two reviewers above. I find the fluctuations in the dark scenes very distracting. It's a real pity because in other respects the disc is fairly good.
Excerpt: I was surprised at how highly the main review rated the PQ, and instead defer to the comments above. No way has this film received anything close to the restoration attention of the earlier Casablanca or somewhat later Treasure of Sierra Madre. Obviously, the condition of any older film must be evaluated individually, but I couldn't help compare it with other movies of the same vintage, This Gun For Hire, The Glass Key and Laura for example, that, while only available on...
Excerpt: An insurance man Walter Neff utilizes a malicious act which entails a claim under a double indemnity clause with Mrs. Dietrichson’s aid amounting to $50,000. Keyes, a Claims Manager with 26 years insurance experience, and Walter is called by the Pres. Edward Norton Jr. The Pres. feels it was suicide instead of accidental death. Lola, daughter of Dietrichson, approaches Walter and explains about her step mother.