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Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder, USA, 1944)

“If you like your dialogue hardboiled, your lighting shadowy, and your femmes fatales preposterously evil, then look no further…” - Andrew Pulver, The Guardian

Barbara Stanwyck stars as the fatally-alluring Phyllis Dietrichson - a bored housewife who uses her feminine charms to manipulate Fred McMurray’s hapless insurance agent for her own nefarious ambitions. Billy Wilder’s adaptation of James M Cain’s novella is a noir classic and one of the greatest examples of the genre.