Last Remaining Seats: Double Indemnity

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This dark, steamy thriller was directed by Billy Wilder and written by Wilder and Raymond Chandler. Barbara Stanwyck stars as Phyllis Dietrichson, an alluring housewife who plots to murder her husband and collect on his life insurance policy.

Insurance salesman Walter Neff (Fred MacMurray) initially refuses to assist the femme fatale in her plot, but he eventually gives in to her feminine charms. The two plan to make the death appear accidental, which would trigger the “double indemnity” clause and result in a payout of twice the policy’s value. There’s no going back once they put the plan into action, but can they trust each other to the end?

"Double Indemnity" is an icon of the film noir genre. It was a hit with both audiences and critics at the time of its release, and it continues to appear on “best of” lists.

Tickets on sale March 30 for Los Angeles Conservancy members and April 13 for the general public


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  • 8PM–Wednesday, June 22
  • $22

This dark, steamy thriller was directed by Billy Wilder and written by Wilder and Raymond Chandler. Barbara Stanwyck stars as Phyllis Dietrichson, an alluring housewife who plots to murder her husband and collect on his life insurance policy.

Insurance salesman Walter Neff (Fred MacMurray) initially refuses to assist the femme fatale in her plot, but he eventually gives in to her feminine charms. The two plan to make the death appear accidental, which would trigger the “double indemnity” clause and result in a payout of twice the policy’s value. There’s no going back once they put the plan into action, but can they trust each other to the end?

"Double Indemnity" is an icon of the film noir genre. It was a hit with both audiences and critics at the time of its release, and it continues to appear on “best of” lists.

Tickets on sale March 30 for Los Angeles Conservancy members and April 13 for the general public

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