Wednesday, February 29, 2012

OLDIE GOLDIES: Double Indemnity (1944)

On this week's Oldie Goldies, I give you the classic film noir - "Double Indemnity". This intriguing story set the standard for subsequent films in the genre.The film was nominated for 7 well-deserved Oscars (Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Score, Best Sound, Best Screenplay and the big one - Best Picture).

Classic Quote
"PHYLLIS: There's a speed limit in this state, Mr. Neff. 45 miles an hour.
WALTER: How fast was I going, officer?
PHYLLIS: I'd say around 90.
WALTER: Suppose you get down off your motorcycle and give me a ticket.
PHYLLIS: Suppose I let you off with a warning this time.
WALTER: Suppose it doesn't take.
PHYLLIS: Suppose I have to whack you over the knuckles.
WALTER: Suppose I bust out crying and put my head on your shoulder.
PHYLLIS: Suppose you try putting it on my husband's shoulder.
WALTER: That tears it..."

Classic Scene
Keyes Smells A Murder

Classic Character
Phyllis Dietrichson (Barbara Stanwyck)

Classic Music

Did you know?
The original ending to the Cain novella called for the characters to commit double suicide.

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