Double Indemnity is
a Hollywood classic that features Fred MacMurray as Walter Neff, a
suave and trusting insurance salesman who falls for one of his
clients with her seductress ways who is played by the beautiful and
talented Barbara Swanwyck.
Under the charms of
Phyllis Dietrichson (Swanwyck), they soon develop an adulterous
relationship and both our stars create an elaborate plot to
eliminate her husband in order to collect his life policy. The drama
and tension that emanates from the onscreen performances of
MacMurray and Swanwyck is sheer bliss and you really become drawn
into their soon to be criminal world.
Billy Wilder does
an amazing job at directing the entire movie in this classic
thriller that features some of the best acting of the previous
century, truly making these actors two of the greats. With the film
being nominated for seven Academy Awards, itís easy to see why
Double Indemnity has been dubbed the great noir film ever made.
The picture quality
of Double Indemnity is phenomenal for a film of this age and match
that with superior audio quality and this movie is definitely
quality from start to finish, thanks to the all new restored master.
Even when it comes to extras, this DVD collection is definitely a
must have for those that wish to know the behind the scenes and
stars of this Hollywood noir classic.
Turner Classic Movies host and film historian Robert Osborne
commentary by Geoff Mayer, Reader & Associate Professor in
Cinema Studies, LaTrobe University
commentary with film historian/screenwriter Lem Dobbs and film
historian Nick Redman
Insert essay by
Dr Wendy Haslem, Lecturer in Cinema Studies, The University of
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