Thursday, April 06, 2006


Double Indemnity. Film doesn't get much more noir than this. This and The Big Sleep are probably the two definitive examples of the style. Fred MacMurray is no Bogart, especially for those of us who grew up watching My Three Sons, but he's pretty good in this. The wife says she likes the way he and Barbara Stanwyck act using mainly their mouths.

I've seen this about a half dozen times and just noticed this for the first time:
Although set in 1938, Walter Neff makes reference to the "The Philadelphia Story", which did not debut on Broadway until 1939, and on film until 1940.
Picky, picky.

My late stepfather used to love movies like this. Roger Ebert includes it as one of the great movies.

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