FEMME FATALES OF FILM NOIR
USA | 1944 | 1hr 47min | Paramount Pictures
Who would have thought a movie about an insurance guy could be so bitter, so suspenseful, so heartbreaking? It is because it’s about a couple who are cheap and greedy, but achieve a kind of tragic heroism; and because it's a thoroughly cynical thriller redeemed by just a fading touch of romance. Double Indemnity also has a trio of superb performances: Fred MacMurray, who tended to play amiable chumps, was here recast as a devious murderer; Barbara Stanwyck, as the deadliest of femme fatales; and Edward G Robinson, the career-gangster now turned softy with "a heart as big as a house".
Saturday, January 12 | 7:30pm | Whidbey Island Center for the Arts
6:30pm Zech Hall opens | 7:00pm Pass holder seating begins | 7:15pm Ticket holder seating begins
CAST AND CREW
Director: Billy Wilder
Writing Credits: Raymond Chandler (screenplay), Billy Wilder (screenplay)
Music: Miklós Rózsa
Costume Design: Edith Head
Principal Cast: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Porter Hall, Jean Heather, Tom Powers, Byron Barr, Richard Gaines, Fortunio Bonanova, John Philliber
★ Black and White Opening Night ★
Dress up or dress down - just do it in black and white! After walking the red carpet, enjoy our gourmet popcorn bar, stock up on tasty movie treats, and sample our signature festival cocktail.
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