"A calculating wife encourages her wealthy husband to sign a double indemnity policy proposed by smitten insurance agent Walter Neff. As the would-be lovers plot the unsuspecting husband's murder, they are pursued by a suspicious claims manager. It's a race against time to get away with the perfect… More »
"A calculating wife encourages her wealthy husband to sign a double indemnity policy proposed by smitten insurance agent Walter Neff. As the would-be lovers plot the unsuspecting husband's murder, they are pursued by a suspicious claims manager. It's a race against time to get away with the perfect crime in this heart-pounding Academy Award-nominated masterpiece"--Container.« Less
Double indemnity (Motion picture)
Double indemnity (Television program)
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1944
Based on the novel: Double indemnity / by James M. Cain
Special features (disc 1): optional audio commentary by film historian Richard Schickel; optional audio commentary by film historians Lem Dobbs & Nick Redman; introduction by film historian Robert Osborne (3 min.); "Shadows of suspense" featurette (c2006, 38 min.); original theatrical trailer (2 min.)
Special features (disc 2): "Double indemnity" made-for-TV movie (a Universal Studios presentation ; starring Richard Crenna, Lee J. Cobb, Robert Webber, Samantha Eggar ; produced by Robert F. O'Neill ; teleplay by Steven Bochco ; based on the screenplay by Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler ; directed by Jack Smight ; c1973, 75 min.)
Special features: disc one. 1944 version of Double Indemnity (Full frame version ; Language: English Dolby digital 2.0 mono, Spanish Dolby digital 2.0 mono ; Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French) -- Introduction by film historian Robert Osborne -- "Shadows of Suspense" -- Feature commentary with film historian Richard Schickel -- Feature commentary with filmhistorian/screenwriter Lem Dobbs and film historian Nick Redman. disc 2. Double Indemnity (74 min.), 1973 made-for-television movie starring Richard Crenna, based on the 1944 film (Full frame version ; Language: English Dolby digital 2.0 mono ; Subtitles: English SDH, French)
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Walter Neff (voiceover): "That was all there was to it. Nothing had slipped, nothing had been overlooked.There was nothing to give us away. And yet, Keyes, as I was walking down the street to the drugstore, suddenly, it came over me that everything would go wrong. It sounds crazy Keyes, but it's true, so help me. ...I couldn't hear my own footsteps. It was the walk of a dead man."
Edward S. Norton: "There's a widespread feeling that just because a man has a large office he must be an idiot."
Walter Neff (voiceover): "How could I have known that murder could sometimes smell like honeysuckle?"
Walter Neff: "Look baby, you can't get away with it. You wanna knock him off, don'tcha." Phyllis Dietrichson: "That's a horrible thing to say." Walter Neff: "Who'd you think I was anyway? The guy that walks into a good looking dame's front parlor and says, "Good afternoon, I sell accident insurance on husbands... you got one that's been around too long? One you'd like to turn into a little hard cash?" Just gimme a smile and I'll help you collect? Boy, what a dope you must think I am." Phyllis Dietrichson: "I think you're rotten." Walter Neff: "I think you're swell -- so long as I'm not your husband." Phyllis Dietrichson: "Get out of here." Walter Neff: "You bet I'll get out of here, baby. I'll get out of here, but quick."
Phyllis Dietrichson: "Nettie, show Mr. Neff into the living room." Walter Neff: "Where would the living room be?" Nettie: "In there, but they keep the liquor locked up." Walter Neff: "That's alright, I always carry my own keys..."
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Walter and Phyllis meet
An insurance salesman calls on a customer's wife about a renewal, but she is sizing him up for a project of her own, like getting her husband an accident insurance policy that he never knows about. She plans to collect on that policy soon.