Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray star in this gripping film noir from Academy Award®-winning director Billy Wilder. 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 (Edward G. Robinson). It's a race against time to get away with the perfect crime in this heart-racing Academy Award®-nominated masterpiece.

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4.6 out of 5
83 Ratings
83 Ratings

96% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 9/10
  • Fresh 54
  • Rotten 2

Critics Consensus: A dark, tautly constructed adaptation of James M. Cain's novel -- penned by Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler -- Double Indemnity continues to set the standard for the best in Hollywood film noir.

12+ COMMON SENSE

Dark, dialogue-heavy classic of grim suspense.

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Studio
Universal Pictures
Genre
Thriller
Released
Copyright
© 1944 Paramount Pictures Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo)

Accessibility

CC
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