Double Indemnity

Lists: Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Crime / Heist, AFI 100 (2007)

Brief Synopsis: "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."

Overall Ranking: 45 (Rank from 1944: # 1)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 83.33%
Regular 16.67%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Jackson Shrout100
David Baruffi97(full review)
Paul's Trip To The Movies97(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest87
Bryan Lienesch81 - Take it from me, someone who doesn't buy the notion that films are necessarily better just because their old: this one is worth your time.
Comedy: 3
Sex Appeal: 4
Scary: 5
Rewatch: 5

People Involved

  • Fred MacMurray (Walter Neff)
  • Barbara Stanwyck (Phyllis Dietrichson)
  • Edward G. Robinson (Barton Keyes)
  • Porter Hall (Mr. Jackson)
  • Richard Gaines (Edward S. Norton, Jr.)
  • Jean Heather (Lola Dietrichson)
  • Tom Powers (Mr. Dietrichson)
  • Fortunio Bonanova (Sam Garlopis)
  • John Philliber (Joe Peters)
  • Harold Garrison (Redcap)
  • Billy Wilder (Director)