Double Indemnity

In 1938, Walter Neff, an experienced salesman of the Pacific All Risk Insurance Co., meets the seductive wife of one of his clients, Phyllis Dietrichson, and they have an affair. Phyllis proposes to kill her husband to receive the proceeds of an accident insurance policy and Walter devises a scheme to receive twice the amount based on a double indemnity clause. When Mr. Dietrichson is found dead on a train track, the police accept the determination of accidental death. However, the insurance analyst and Walter's best friend Barton Keyes does not buy the story and suspects that Phyllis has murdered her husband with the help of another man.

Year

1944

Movie time

107 min

Directed by

Billy Wilder

Cast

Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Porter Hall

8.3/10

IMDB

97%

Rotten Tomatoes

95/100

Metacritic