"Double Indemnity"

August 7, 2012

Aug. 10

IndianapolisMuseumof Art

 You think edgy crime thrillers are something new? The great Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray and Edward G. Robinson have been keeping audiences on edge since 1944. That’s when Billy Wilder and co-writer Raymond Chandler taught the world what film noir was all about in their adaptation of James M. Cain’s seedy classic about an insurance man who lets a seductive married woman talk him into murder. It’s being screened large behind the IMA as part of the Summer Nights film series (which continues in a dark vein for the next two weeks with “Batman” and “Pulp Fiction” before lightening up for the season-closing “The Sound of Music.”) Details here