Paramount released publicity stills showing four policemen in the store with MacMurray and Stanwyck. In the opening scenes, as Walter Neff stumbles off the elevator on his way to his office to record his confession, the vast two-tiered office is empty and dark. Both Phyllis and Mr. Phyllis Dietrichson. Raymond Chandler did a lot of fieldwork whilst working on the script and took large volumes of notes. Sam Gorlopis John Philliber Cain, which in turn was based on the true story of Ruth Snyder, the subject of a notorious s murder trial. Spoilers 4. Official Sites.
This film came out in , the same year David O. Double Indemnity Trivia 76 Add new. Raymond Chandler: man sitting outside Barton Keyes' office reading a magazine who glances up at Walter Neff as he walks past, about 16 minutes into the movie. Billy Wilder's usual collaborator Charles Brackett didn't want to work on the screenplay, as he was uncomfortable with the material. Official Sites. Sam Gorlopis John Philliber Cain based his novella on a murder perpetrated by a married Queens, New York woman and her lover whose trial he attended whilst working as a journalist in New York. Filmawka Essentials s. Initially, Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler had intended to retain as much of the book's original dialogue as possible. Top Rated Movies Nominated for 7 Oscars.
A month into shooting Wilder suddenly realized how bad it looked, but by then it was too late to re-shoot the earlier scenes. Phyllis Dietrichson Edward G. From metacritic. Jackson Jean Heather Q: Any recommendations for other good film noir from the s and s? The third was The Caine Mutiny. Joe Pete Rest of cast listed alphabetically: Lev Abramov Due to strict wartime food rationing, policemen were stationed in the store where a scene with Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck was filmed, to make sure nobody on the film crew was tempted to take away any of the food.
Bit Part uncredited Raymond Chandler Paramount released publicity stills showing four policemen in the store with MacMurray and Stanwyck. On viewing the film's rushes, production head Buddy G. Dietrichson Byron Barr Edward G. Director Billy Wilder originally filmed an ending where Keyes watches Walter Neff go to the gas chamber. External Reviews. Share this page:.