Double Indemnity parents guide

Double Indemnity

A woman plots to collect double the dollars from the insurance company after the untimely death of her husband.

Overall B+

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.

Release date April 25, 1944

Violence C
Sexual Content B-
Profanity A
Substance Use C

Why is Double Indemnity rated Not Rated? The MPAA rated Double Indemnity Not Rated

Run Time: 107 minutes

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Double Indemnity
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Double Indemnity rated Not Rated? Double Indemnity is rated Not Rated by the MPAA

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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Double Indemnity
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia Not Rated
Alberta Not Rated
Manitoba Not Rated
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video PG

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News About "Double Indemnity"

Cast and Crew

Double Indemnity is directed by Billy Wilder and stars Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Double Indemnity movie is April 15, 2014. Here are some details…

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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