Double Indemnity

Double Indemnity ★★★½

Date Night
The “I ain’t sayin she a gold digger,” edition. 

A brilliant screenplay with all the one-liners and spicy dialogue. Fred Macmurray gives a sweaty performance and is given gracious close-ups with long shots. Robinson shines as Keyes turning in a top Wilder character with the snappiest of monologues. 

Time Machine Side Note: Double Indemnity does not treat people of color respectfully at all times, though there’s nothing overly egregious. It’s just something I noticed. 

An adept example of lighting with an even better example of the Femme Fatale trope, I find this to be a lesser Wilder work but still a top notch Noir. Both my wife and I thought the sexy dialogue was shockingly hilarious for its time. Overall, a great movie to watch with some bourbon at hand.

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