Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Porter Hall
Billy Wilder (Screenplay), Billy Wilder (Director), Raymond Chandler (Screenplay)
Release: Jun. 14th, 1944
Runtime: 1 hour, 47 minutes
A rich woman and a calculating insurance agent plot to kill her unsuspecting husband after he signs a double indemnity policy. Against a backdrop of distinctly Californian settings, the partners in crime plan the perfect murder to collect the insurance, which pays double if the death is accidental.
Premise: A cocky insurance salesman, Walter Niff (Fred MacMurray) encounters a notorious married woman, Phyllis Dietrichson (Barbara Stanwyck)....she seduces him into murdering her husband for the insurance claim which is a double indemnity clause.