Friday, March 6

Eight Perfect (Films About) MurdersRepertory Series Archive

Double Indemnity

INTRODUCTION BY MYSTERY AUTHOR PETER SWANSON

Double Feature with DIABOLIQUE (4:30, 9:30)

1944 • dir Billy Wilder w/Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson • 107 min • 35mm

An insurance salesman (MacMurray) is seduced by a beautiful woman (Stanwyck) into assisting in her brutish husband’s murder. The plan goes off seemingly without a hitch but desperation sets in when an insurance investigator (Robinson) starts nosing around.

“The film is a brilliant collision of evil and the mundane, and one of the reasons viewers respond to it so well is that it makes the mundane seem a little sexier in the resulting debris.”
– Douglas Pratt, Hollywood Reporter

“The gold standard of ’40s noir, straight down the line.”
– Jessica Winter, Time Out

“This expert night of the Hollywood soul is such a genre axiom it practically scans like a mid-’40s shopper’s catalogue for noiristes…”
– Michael Atkinson, Village Voice

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