Film Series: ‘Double Indemnity’ April 4

| April 3, 2013

“Double Indemnity”

If you’ve seen the Repertory Theatre’s current production of “Double Indemnity,” you might be interested in checking out the free screening of Billy Wilder’s 1944 film version.

Even if you haven’t seen the play, you will enjoy this classic film noir production starring Barbara Stanwyck and Fred McMurray.

Part of the 2013 Greater St. Louis Humanities Festival, the film screens Thursday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Moore Auditorium. Crime novelist Scott Phillips will be on hand to introduce the film and answer questions.

DOUBLE INDEMNITY (Billy Wilder, 1944, USA, 107 min.)
“How could I have known that murder can sometimes smell like honeysuckle,” muses insurance man Walter Neff (Fred McMurray) in Billy Wilder’s definitive noir thriller about an insurance agent who becomes embroiled in a murder/fraud scheme with a deadly beauty (Barbara Stanwyck). Co-scripted with Raymond Chandler, from the James M. Cain story, the film is masterfully made, accented by startling visual motifs, a show stealing performance by Edward G. Robinson.

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