Noir Canon

Double Indemnity

Directed by Billy Wilder

USA, 1944, 1h 47min, 35mm

Noir Canon

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752

Showtimes

Fri, Jul 12

Billy Wilder’s adaptation of James M. Cain’s slim novel of sex, murder, and the art of the insurance investigation provided a template for many subsequent noir films. Barbara Stanwyck as the rapacious and determined suburban wife, Fred MacMurray as the tough-talking but weak-willed insurance agent, and Edward G. Robinson as the patron saint of pencil pushers deliver an unbeatable triumvirate of canonical performances.

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