Billy Wilder’s noir-thriller stars Stanwyck and MacMurray as illicit lovers tempted to commit murder.
Dir Billy Wilder
With Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Edward G Robinson
Adapted by Raymond Chandler from James M Cain’s novel, Wilder’s classic thriller sees an insurance investigator (Robinson) looking into a troubling claim, and uncovering an intrigue involving adulterous passion, greed, deceit, mutual suspicion and murder. Stanwyck and MacMurray are at their memorable best as the illicit lovers, while John F Seitz’s stylish camerawork is the epitome of film noir.