Double Indemnity (1973 film)
Double Indemnity is a 1973 American made-for-television crime film directed by Jack Smight and starring Richard Crenna, Lee J. Cobb, Robert Webber and Samantha Eggar. It was a remake of Double Indemnity (1944) based on the film rather than the original novel.
|Based on||James M. Cain (novel)|
|Written by||Steven Bochco|
|Screenplay by||Billy Wilder|
|Directed by||Jack Smight|
Lee J. Cobb
|Music by||Billy Goldenberg|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Executive producer||David Victor|
|Producer||Robert F. O'Neill|
|Cinematography||Haskell B. Boggs|
|Editor||Edward A. Biery|
|Running time||74 minutes|
|Production companies||Groverton Productions|
|Picture format||Color (Technicolor)|
A scheming wife lures an insurance investigator into helping murder her husband and then declare it an accident. The investigator's boss, not knowing his man is involved in it, suspects murder and sets out to prove it.
- Richard Crenna as Walter Neff
- Lee J. Cobb as Barton Keyes
- Robert Webber as Edward Norton
- Samantha Eggar as Phyllis Dietrickson
- Arch Johnson as Dietrickson
- Kathleen Cody as Lola Dietrickson
- John Fiedler as Mr. Jackson
- John Elerick as Donald Franklin
- Joan Pringle as Neff's Secretary
- Gene Dynarski as Sam Bonventura
- Ken Renard as Porter
- Joyce Cunning as Norton's Secretary
- Arnold F. Turner as Redcap (as Arnold Turner)
The New York Times said the film "amounts to a flattish copy".
- Redoing Classics a Double Indemnity? Smith, Cecil. Los Angeles Times (8 Oct 1973: c24.
- TV Review: Nostalgia Is Lost on 'Double Indemnity' By HOWARD THOMPSON. New York Times 13 Oct 1973: 71.