Double Indemnity (1944)

Cropped screenshot of title from the trailer f...
Cropped screenshot of title from the trailer for the film Double Indemnity (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The concept of the “femme fatale” was old hat when James M. Cain wrote his vicious thriller Double Indemnity, but (with some help from this film adaptation, which was coscripted by Raymond Chandler and director Billy Wilder) he made the man-eating antiheroine into the dramatis persona of the postwar era.

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