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Double indemnity
Uniform Title:
Double indemnity (Motion picture)
2-disc special ed.
Publication Information:
Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2006]
Physical Description:
2 videodiscs (107 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
DVD format.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1944.

Based on the novel: Double indemnity / by James M. Cain.

Special features (disc 1): optional audio commentary by film historian Richard Schickel; optional audio commentary by film historians Lem Dobbs & Nick Redman; introduction by film historian Robert Osborne (3 min.); "Shadows of suspense" featurette (c2006, 38 min.); original theatrical trailer (2 min.).

Special features (disc 2): "Double indemnity" made-for-TV movie (a Universal Studios presentation ; starring Richard Crenna, Lee J. Cobb, Robert Webber, Samantha Eggar ; produced by Robert F. O'Neill ; teleplay by Steven Bochco ; based on the screenplay by Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler ; directed by Jack Smight ; c1973, 75 min.).
Special features: disc one. 1944 version of Double Indemnity (Full frame version ; Language: English Dolby digital 2.0 mono, Spanish Dolby digital 2.0 mono ; Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French) -- Introduction by film historian Robert Osborne -- "Shadows of Suspense" -- Feature commentary with film historian Richard Schickel -- Feature commentary with filmhistorian/screenwriter Lem Dobbs and film historian Nick Redman. disc 2. Double Indemnity (74 min.), 1973 made-for-television movie starring Richard Crenna, based on the 1944 film (Full frame version ; Language: English Dolby digital 2.0 mono ; Subtitles: English SDH, French)
"A calculating wife encourages her wealthy husband to sign a double indemnity policy proposed by smitten insurance agent Walter Neff. As the would-be lovers plot the unsuspecting husband's murder, they are pursued by a suspicious claims manager. It's a race against time to get away with the perfect crime in this heart-pounding Academy Award-nominated masterpiece"--Container.
Reading Level:
Not rated by the MPAA.
Added Uniform Title:
Double indemnity (Television program)


Material Type
Call Number
Digital Video Disc (DVD) 791.43 Double (1944)

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