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21st September 2018 @ 19:30 - 22:00
Classic Cinema Club – Ealing presents: DOUBLE INDEMNITY at Ealing Town Hall (21 SEP 19:30):
- Directed by Billy Wilder
- Starring Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson
An insurance salesman is doomed from the moment an anklet-wearing femme fatale steps into his life, and seduces him into a murderous plot for money. Their affair turns ugly as they both become dangerously suspicious and manipulative. This adaptation of James M. Cain’s novel was sharply co-written with Raymond Chandler, seen through Wilder’s cynical worldview and brilliant direction. Using Los Angeles locations, its sunlight contrasted with shadowy cinematography, and told through flashbacks and voiceover narration, this essential noir is a masterpiece of mood.
From the writer-director of ‘Some Like It Hot’ and ‘A Foreign Affair’.
Nominated for 7 Academy Awards.
American Film Institute polls saw this voted the 29th best American movie of all time; the 24th most thrilling; and one protagonist was voted the 8th top movie villain.