Monday, 19 June 2017

Capital Celluloid 2017 - Day 182: Mon Jul 3

Double Indemnity (Wilder, 1944): Prince Charles Cinema, 6.20pm


This 35mm presentation is part of the Classic Film Season at the Prince Charles Cinema. You can find all the details here.

Chicago Reader review:
James M. Cain's pulp classic (1944), as adapted by Raymond Chandler and directed by Billy Wilder. Barbara Stanwyck is perfectly cast as a Los Angeles dragon lady burdened with too much time, too much money, and a dull husband. Fred MacMurray (less effectively) is the fly-by-night insurance salesman who hopes to relieve her of all three. Wilder trades Cain's sun-rot imagery for conventional film noir stylings, but the atmosphere of sexual entrapment survives.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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