Double Indemnity

Double Indemnity (1944)

Genres - Crime, Drama, Mystery-Suspense, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Film Noir  |   Release Date - Apr 24, 1944  |   Run Time - 107 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - TV-PG
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Double Indemnity is a 1944 film noir directed by Billy Wilder, co-written by Wilder and Raymond Chandler, and produced by Buddy DeSylva and Joseph Sistrom. The screenplay was based on James M. Cain's 1943 novella of the same name, which originally appeared as an eight-part serial in Liberty magazine.

The film stars Fred MacMurray as an insurance salesman, Barbara Stanwyck as a provocative housewife who wishes her husband were dead, and Edward G. Robinson as a claims adjuster whose job is to find phony claims. The term "double indemnity" refers to a clause in certain life insurance policies that doubles the payout in rare cases when death is caused accidentally, such as while riding a railway.

Praised by many critics when first released, Double Indemnity was nominated for seven Academy Awards but did not win any. Widely regarded as a classic, it is often cited as a paradigmatic film noir and as having set the standard for the films that followed in that genre.

Deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the U.S. Library of Congress in 1992, Double Indemnity was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. In 1998, it was ranked #38 on the American Film Institute's list of the 100 best American films of the 20th century, and in 2007 it placed 29th on their 10th Anniversary list.

Movie Info

Budget

$927,262

Box Office

$14,651

Themes

Tags

American Film Institute, Double Cross, Femme Fatale, Film Based On A Novel, Flashback Film, Insurance Agent, Insurance Fraud, Insurance Policy, Insurance Salesman, James Mallahan Cain, Marriage, Murder, True Stories

Attributes

Based On: Double Indemnity
Narrative Location: Los Angeles
Subject: capital punishment

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Alternate Titles

Asigurare de Moarte
RO
Assurance sur la mort
BE, CA, FR
Bloedgeld
NL
Çifte Tazminat
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Dobbelt erstatning
NO
Doble Indemnización
CL
Double Indemnity
AU, BE, CA, IN, SG, GB, US
Dubla indemnizatie
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Dviguba kompensacija
LT
Dvojno zavarovanje
SI
Dvostruka obmana
HR, RS
Frau ohne Gewissen
AT, DE
Gheramat-e moza'af
IR
Gyilkos vagyok
HU
Kvinden uden samvittighed
DK
Kvinna utan samvete
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Kvinnen uten samvittighet
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La fiamma del peccato
IT
Nainen ilman omaatuntoa
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Pacto de sangre
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Pacto de Sangue
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Pagos a Dobrar
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Perdición
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Podwójne ubezpieczenie
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Poistka smrti
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Shinya no kokuhaku
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Ta'viz mozdavaj
EG
Verzekering op de dood
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Διπλή Αποζημίωση
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Κολασμένη Αγάπη
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Με διπλή ταυτότητα
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Двойна застраховка
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Двойная страховка
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Двострука обмана
RS
Подвійна страховка
UA
双倍赔偿
CN
双重保险
TW
双重生活
CN
双重赔偿
CN
深夜の告白
JP
雙重賠償
TW
이중 배상
KR