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Has dialogue ever been more perfectly hard-boiled? Has a femme fatale ever been as deliciously evil as BARBARA STANWYCK (The Lady Eve)? And has 1940s Los Angeles ever looked so seductively sordid? Working with cowriter RAYMOND CHANDLER, director BILLY WILDER (Ace in the Hole) launched himself onto the Hollywood A-list with this paragon of film-noir fatalism from JAMES M. CAIN's pulp novel.

When slick salesman Walter Neff (The Caine Mutiny's FRED MACMURRAY) walks into the swank home of dissatisfied housewife Phyllis Dietrichson (Stanwyck), he intends to sell her insurance, but he winds up becoming entangled with her in a far more sinister way. Featuring scene-stealing supporting work from EDWARD G. ROBINSON and the chiaroscuro of cinematographer JOHN F. SEITZ (Sunset Blvd.), Double Indemnity is one of the most wickedly perverse stories ever told and the cynical standard by which all noir must be measured.

Product Features

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • Audio commentary featuring film critic Richard Schickel 
  • New interview with film scholar Noah Isenberg, editor of Billy Wilder on Assignment 
  • New conversation between film historians Eddie Muller and Imogen Sara Smith 
  • Billy, How Did You Do It?, a 1992 film by Volker Schlöndorff and Gisela Grischow featuring interviews with director Billy Wilder 
  • Shadows of Suspense, a 2006 documentary on the making of Double Indemnity 
  • Radio adaptations from 1945 and 1950 
  • Trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Angelica Jade Bastién

Under exclusive license from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. © 1944 Paramount Pictures, Inc. Renewed © 1971 by EMKA. All rights reserved.© 2022 The Criterion Collection. All Rights Reserved.

studio:
  • CRITERION COLLECTION
Run Time:
  • 108 mins approx
Director:
  • Billy Wilder
Certificate:
  • 15
Actor:
  • Fred MacMurray
  • Barbara Stanwyck
  • Edward G. Robinson
Theatrical Release Year:
  • 1944
Main Language:
  • English
Number of Discs:
  • 2
Region:
  • B
Brand:
  • CRITERION COLLECTION

Double Indemnity - The Criterion Collection

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Zavvi - The Home of Pop Culture

Has dialogue ever been more perfectly hard-boiled? Has a femme fatale ever been as deliciously evil as BARBARA STANWYCK (The Lady Eve)? And has 1940s Los Angeles ever looked so seductively sordid? Working with cowriter RAYMOND CHANDLER, director BILLY WILDER (Ace in the Hole) launched himself onto the Hollywood A-list with this paragon of film-noir fatalism from JAMES M. CAIN's pulp novel.

When slick salesman Walter Neff (The Caine Mutiny's FRED MACMURRAY) walks into the swank home of dissatisfied housewife Phyllis Dietrichson (Stanwyck), he intends to sell her insurance, but he winds up becoming entangled with her in a far more sinister way. Featuring scene-stealing supporting work from EDWARD G. ROBINSON and the chiaroscuro of cinematographer JOHN F. SEITZ (Sunset Blvd.), Double Indemnity is one of the most wickedly perverse stories ever told and the cynical standard by which all noir must be measured.

Product Features

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • Audio commentary featuring film critic Richard Schickel 
  • New interview with film scholar Noah Isenberg, editor of Billy Wilder on Assignment 
  • New conversation between film historians Eddie Muller and Imogen Sara Smith 
  • Billy, How Did You Do It?, a 1992 film by Volker Schlöndorff and Gisela Grischow featuring interviews with director Billy Wilder 
  • Shadows of Suspense, a 2006 documentary on the making of Double Indemnity 
  • Radio adaptations from 1945 and 1950 
  • Trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Angelica Jade Bastién

Under exclusive license from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. © 1944 Paramount Pictures, Inc. Renewed © 1971 by EMKA. All rights reserved.© 2022 The Criterion Collection. All Rights Reserved.

studio:
  • CRITERION COLLECTION
Run Time:
  • 108 mins approx
Director:
  • Billy Wilder
Certificate:
  • 15
Actor:
  • Fred MacMurray
  • Barbara Stanwyck
  • Edward G. Robinson
Theatrical Release Year:
  • 1944
Main Language:
  • English
Number of Discs:
  • 2
Region:
  • B
Brand:
  • CRITERION COLLECTION
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