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Film Screen | Double Indemnity

  • House on the Hill - The Salon 1543 Burden Lake Road Averill Park (map)

By Billy Wilder


In 1938, Walter Neff, an experienced salesman of the Pacific All Risk Insurance Co., meets the seductive wife of one of his clients, Phyllis Dietrichson, and they have an affair. Phyllis proposes to kill her husband to receive the proceeds of an accident insurance policy and Walter devises a scheme to receive twice the amount based on a double indemnity clause. When Mr. Dietrichson is found dead on a train-track, the police accept the determination of accidental death. However, the insurance analyst and Walter's best friend Barton Keyes does not buy the story and suspects that Phyllis has murdered her husband with the help of another man.

Country:  USA
Language: English
Release Date: 1944
Run Time: 107 minutes


This film series is being crafted as we go along. Each screening is imagined to be an island and conversations around the films are how we navigate from one island to the next. After the film, discussions migrate to the kitchen for food and drinks as we share our experiences of the film.

Strongly encouraged donation $3

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Earlier Event: February 18
Night Drawing
Later Event: February 26
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