double indemnity


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a clause in an insurance policy that provides for double the face value of the policy in the case of accidental death

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The Film Noir: 10-Movie Spotlight Collection showcases a selection of defining movies including Double Indemnity, Touch of Evil, This Gun for Hire, Criss Cross, The Killers and more.
In Billy Wilder's Double Indemnity (1944), the two protagonists might be correct that they are on a ride "straight down the line" which they cannot "get off," as some of the most famous lines of the film put it, but they use this in a self-serving, self-exculpatory way (96).
He gives close attention in numerous chapters to such familiar masterpieces as Out of the Past, Double Indemnity, Gilda, and Mildred Pierce, and he also extensively studies This Gun For Hire, I Walk Alone, The Dark Corner, and Kiss of Death.
Typically, the film noir scheme of work asks how Double Indemnity shows the effects of social change and the role of gender.
Frequently it is used to provide double indemnity in the event of a death by accident and sometimes triple indemnity if that death occurs on a common carrier such as a commercial airline or passenger train.
Together, they scheme to have her mate sign insurance papers for a new policy with a double indemnity clause, meaning the company pays twice the policy amount upon certain types of accidental death, one of which is falling off a moving train.
He examines aspects of Chandler's The Big Sleep, Cain's Double Indemnity, W.
Niazi's movie soon turns into a double indemnity farce.
Double Indemnity might be the only film ever named for a technical insurance term (unless you count Take This Job and Shove It).
Barbara Stanwyck (Phyllis Dietrichson, Double Indemnity, 1944) "I loved you, Walter, and I hated him.
This excellent six-film collection features the classic Double Indemnity along with The Bitter Tea of Colonel Yen, The Miracle Woman, The Lady Eve, Golden Boy and All I Desire.
4 Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder, 1944) Wilder introduced the 54-year-old Raymond Chandler to the cinema and together they wrote the the definitive film noir and the sharpest study of Los Angeles.
Among the films Andersen excerpts and finds picayune quibbles with: Chinatown, Double Indemnity, Mildred Pierce, City of Industry, and The Long Goodbye.
Hartford paid general insurance benefits equal to 150 percent of his salary to his daughter, as called for by the policy, but balked when Alane King, the conservator for the daughter, claimed double indemnity benefits.
And most readers will not be able to resist asking where 'great crime films' such as The Maltese Falcon, Key Largo, Double Indemnity, Strangers on a Train, The Getaway, The Third Man, Dirty Harry and The Long Good Friday are, for they are very conspicuous by their absence.