Double Indemnity – 1944 – English
Film directed in 1944 by Billy Wilder, and starring Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Tom Powers, Porter Hall, Jean Heather, Byron Barr, Richard Gaines, Fortunio Bonanova, John Philliber, Bess Flowers, Miriam Franklin…
Synopsis: In the city of Los Angeles, an agent of an insurance company (Fred MacMurray) and a client (Barbara Stanwyck) plot to assassinate the latter’s husband in order to collect a large and false accident insurance. Things get complicated when Barton Keyes (Edward G. Robinson), an investigator for the insurance company, steps in.
Review: Absorbing and tragic work that combines squalor and passion to show Barbara Stanwyck as one of the most fascinating femmes fatales in the history of cinema. A waste of expertise that marked the visual codes of the genre.