About

A rich woman and a calculating insurance agent plot to kill her unsuspecting husband after he signs a double indemnity policy. Against a backdrop of distinctly Californian settings, the partners in crime plan the perfect murder to collect the insurance, which pays double if the death is accidental.

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Directed by

Billy Wilder

Written by

Billy Wilder (Screenplay)
James M. Cain (Novel)
Raymond Chandler (Screenplay)

Runtime

107 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

It's love and murder at first sight!

Cast

Keywords

murder femme fatale noir insurance agent insurance policy insurance fraud life insurance scheming wife murder plot

Photos

Lists

#119 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#137 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#29 on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies – 10th Anniversary Edition AFI

#133 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture Miklós Rózsa

Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White John F. Seitz

Oscar nomination for Best Director Billy Wilder

Oscar nomination for Best Picture