Unsuspecting Mr. Dietrichson becomes increasingly accident prone after his icily calculating wife encourages him to sign a double indemnity policy proposed by a smooth-talking insurance agent. Against a backdrop of distinctly California settings, the partners in crime plan the perfect murder to collect the insurance. Perfect until a claims manager gets a familiar feeling of foul play and pursues the matter relentlessly.

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  1. Billy Wilder

    Director, Screenplay

  2. James M. Cain


  3. Raymond Chandler


Top Billed Cast

  1. Fred MacMurray

    Fred MacMurray

    Walter Neff

  2. Barbara Stanwyck

    Barbara Stanwyck

    Phyllis Dietrichson

  3. Edward G. Robinson

    Edward G. Robinson

    Barton Keyes

  4. Porter Hall

    Porter Hall

    Mr. Jackson

  5. Richard Gaines

    Richard Gaines

    Edward S. Norton, Jr.

  6. Jean Heather

    Jean Heather

    Lola Dietrichson

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 47m

Budget $927,262.00

Revenue $2,500,000.00

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Release Information

  • April 24, 1944



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