Double Indemnity (2DVD)

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A Film by Billy Wilder

From the moment they met it was murder! 
Walter Neff (Fred MacMurray), a smoothtalking but naïve insurance salesman, falls for the seductive charms of his beautiful client Phyllis Dietrichson (Barbara Stanwyck). The couple are immediately drawn to each other and an affair begins. Together they plot to get rid of her dull husband and collect on the "double indemnity" life policy. 
Considered the greatest film noir ever made, and nominated for seven Academy Awards®, Double Indemnity is legendary director Billy Wilder's masterful adaptation of James M. Cain's classic thriller. With a brilliant cast - Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson - it is a cynical, witty thriller about adultery, corruption and murder.

"The greatest movie ever made"Woody Allen

"One of the darkest thrillers of its time... a labyrinth of sexual dominance, guilt, suspicion and sweaty duplicity."TIME OUT

"Quintessential film noir."THE GUARDIAN

"Few other directors have made so many films that were so taut, savvy, cynical and, in many different ways and tones, funny."ROGER EBERT, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

PG - Mild violence
Release Date: 8/11/2006
Languages: English
Number of Discs: 2
Runtime: 103.0 mins
Format: DVD
Barcode: 9322225051058
Catalogue Number: MMA2525
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 Original Aspect Ratio
Audio: Monaural

DVD Special Features

  • Audio commentary by Geoff Mayer, Reader & Associate Professor in Cinema Studies, LaTrobe University
  • Audio commentary with film historian/screenwriter Lem Dobbs and film historian Nick Redman
  • Insert essay by Dr Wendy Haslem, Lecturer in Cinema Studies, The University of Melbourne
  • The Best of Film Noir A chronology of Hollywood Film Noir
  • Hollywood Remembers: Barbara Stanwyck A profile
  • Hollywood Remembers: Fred MacMurray A profile
  • Hollywood Remembers: Edward G Robinson A profile
  • Introduction by Turner Classic Movies host and film historian Robert Osborne