On March 10, The Chestnut Hill Film Group will present as part of its ongoing series, “Tuesday Nights at the Movies,” the 1944 film noir “Double Indemnity.”
After a seedy insurance salesman has an affair with the wife of one of his clients, the two plot a scheme to murder her husband and collect the proceeds from his accident insurance policy. By using a double indemnity clause within the policy, they hope to receive twice the amount of money and escape together to live a rich, blissful life. But when an insurance investigator and the salesman’s best friend grow suspicious of the man’s death, they set out to uncover the truth.
Directed by Billy Wilder, who along with Raymond Chandler adapted the screenplay from James M. Cain’s novella of the same name, the film stars Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck and Edward G. Robinson. It went on to be nominated for seven Oscars at the 1945 Academy Awards, and is often praised by critics as the archetypal film noir that paved the way for other films of the same genre.
The movie begins at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, at Woodmere Art Museum. Doors open at 6:30. Admission is free, although donations are recommended.
For more information, please call 215-247-0476 or visit armcinema25.com/chestnut-hill-film-group.