Thursday, February 21, 2013

#29 Double Indemnity (1944)

I thought the reason I didn't like Treasure of the Sierra Madre was the fact that I already knew the plot. In this movie (yeah, I know... I skipped ahead... It was available instantly on Netflix), the main character admits to killing someone in the first minute of the movie. Even after this, the whole film kept my attention because I still wanted to hear how he did it.

This is probably on the list because it's a classic film noir genre (Hollywood crime drama) that were popular in the 40's and 50's. This genre seems to also be pretty formulaic, like Westerns, but soooo much more fun and interesting to me.

Rating: 8/10

Big Names: Barbara Stanwyck

1 comment:

  1. Loved this movie! In my opinion, way better than "The Maltese Falcon".