Saturday, March 12, 2011

Game, Set and Matchless

The scheme salesman Walter Neff hatches
has come with a couple of catches:
A blonde femme fatale
and a boss on their trail
Poor Walter will run out of matches

Edward G. Robinson and Fred MacMurray in Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder, 1944).


D Cairns said...

A scene showing Walter at last
Walking up the green mile to be gassed
Was cut after previews
So the filmmakers leave you
With something both moving and fast.

surly hack said...

Y'now, David, with that alternate ending and Bill Holden sitting up in the morgue in Sunset Boulevard,, you have to wonder about that Wilder guy.