Monday, February 14, 2011
Double Your Pleasure, Double Your Funds
Their attraction is not so complex:
It's a matter of dollars and sex
A tart and a louse
will murder her spouse
for a payoff that neither collects
Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray in Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder, 1943). An adaptation of James M. Cain's tale of infidelity, fraud and murder, Double Indemnity was easily the most influential film of its era. Expanding the focus of the crime film from the underworld to include the middle class, it depicted a pervasive moral and ethical corruption not previously allowed in American film.
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