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Year
1944
Runtime
107 min.
Director
Billy Wilder
Genres
Crime, Drama, Thriller, Mystery, Film-Noir
Rating *
8.3
Votes *
104,677
Checks
19,486
Favs
2,348
Dislikes
58
Favs/checks
12.0% (1:8)
Favs/dislikes
40:1
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  1. memo1's avatar

    memo1

    From IMDB

    This film came out in 1944, the same year David O. Selznick released Since You Went Away (1944). Part of the campaign for the latter film were major ads that declared, "'Since You Went Away' are the four most important words in movies since 'Gone With the Wind'!" which Selznick had also produced. Wilder hated the ads and decided to counter by personally buying his own trade paper ads which read, "'Double Indemnity' are the two most important words in movies since 'Broken Blossoms'!" referring to the 1919 'D.W. Griffith' classic. Selznick was not amused and even considered legal action against Wilder. Alfred Hitchcock (who had his own rocky relationship with Selznick) took out his own ads which read, "The two most important words in movies today are 'Billy Wilder'!"
    5 years 5 months ago
  2. dream_tiger's avatar

    dream_tiger

    Baby. 5 years 6 months ago
  3. asiangotrice's avatar

    asiangotrice

    Great film! Have to admit that the wedding ring on Walter's hand really annoyed me. Was certain they'd explain it and then learned after watching the film, that it was a mistake left in. 7 years 4 months ago
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  6. This movie ranks #24 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Thrills
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