Double Indemnity, starring Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, directed by Billy Wilder, written by Raymond Chandler
Synopsis of Double Indemnity
Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck star in the gripping film noir classic Double Indemnity, directed by Academy Award winner Billy Wilder. A calculating wife (Stanwyck) encourages her wealthy husband to sign a double indemnity policy proposed by smitten insurance agent Walter Neff (MacMurray). As the would-be lovers plot the unsuspecting husband’s murder, they are pursued by a suspicious claims manager (Edward G. Robinson). It’s a race against time to get away with the perfect crime in this suspenseful masterpiece that was nominated for 7 Academy Awards including Best Picture.
Destination Moon (1950), starring John Archer, Warner Anderson, Tom Powers, Dick Wesson, based on a script by Robert Heinlein
Although I’d heard of Destination Moon years ago, I only saw it for the first time last night. It was enjoyable, but with a strange feeling of nostalgia. Released in 1950, it was an attempt at a look into the future — man’s first landing on the moon.