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Double Indemnity


Apr 25, 1944

Latest Home Video

Apr 15, 2014

MPAA Rating

Not Rated


Billy Wilder


Fred MacMurray
Barbara Stanwyck
Edward G. Robinson


1944 Universal

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A sultry blonde (Barbara Stanwyck) convinces a handsome insurance salesman (Fred MacMurray) to help her collect the cash in the event of the untimely death of her husband (Tom Powers) -- who is also his client.

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Why Is Double Indemnity Rated Not Rated?

Double Indemnity is rated Not Rated

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Double Indemnity...

Violence: A man is killed off screen. Two characters are shot at close range.Characters frequently talk about a murder and spousal abuse.

Sexual Content: A woman appears at the top of the stairs wrapped only in a towel. An implied sexual scene involves a married woman and her lover.

Language: None noted.

Alcohol / Drug Use:Characters smoke and drink throughout the movie.

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Canadian Movie Ratings

Not Rated
AB Not Rated
MB Not Rated
ON Not Rated
QC Not Rated
Not Rated

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Home Video Notes: Double Indemnity: 70th Anniversary Limited Edition

Release Date: 15 April 2014

Double Indemnity releases to home video in a 70th Anniversary Limited Edition (Blu-ray/DVD/Ultraviolet). Special features include:

- Introduction by Robert Osborne

- Commentary with Film Historian Richard Schickel

- Commentary with Film Historian/Screenwriter Lem Dobbs and Film Historian Nick Redman

- Shadows of Suspense Documentary

- Double Indemnity (1973) TV Movie

- Theatrical Trailer

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