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Film Noir Summer: Double Indemnity

August 20 @ 7:30 pm

ORGAN CONCERT ON OUR “BIGGEST LITTLE WURLITZER” ONE HALF-HOUR BEFORE THE MOVIE BEGINS!

Directed by Billy Wilder and co-written by Wilder and Raymond Chandler (who has an uncredited cameo in the film), Double Indemnity is a 1944 American crime film noir based on James M. Cain’s 1943 novel of the same name, which appeared as an eight-part serial for the Liberty magazine in February 1936. The film stars Fred MacMurray as an insurance salesman, Barbara Stanwyck as a provocative housewife who is accused of killing her husband, and Edward G. Robinson as a claims adjuster whose job is to find false claims. Double Indemnity is widely regarded as a classic and is cited as having set the standard for film noir. Deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” by the U.S. Library of Congress in 1992, Double Indemnity was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. Please note: there is no short accompanying this presentation.

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