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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
18,632
Favs
2,261
Dislikes
56
Favs/checks
12.1% (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'!"
    3 years 6 months ago
  2. dream_tiger's avatar

    dream_tiger

    Baby. 3 years 7 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. 5 years 6 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #2 in Film-noir
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  2. This movie ranks #5 in 1940s
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  3. This movie ranks #8 in TSPDT 100 Essential Noir Films
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  4. This movie ranks #8 in TSPDT 1000 Noir Films
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  5. This movie ranks #19 in Mystery
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  6. This movie ranks #24 in AFI's 100 years...100 thrills
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  8. This movie ranks #29 in Crime
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  11. This movie ranks #48 in 100 Must-See Films Of The 20th Century
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  12. This movie ranks #49 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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  13. This movie ranks #65 in Roger Ebert: the great movies
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  14. This movie ranks #84 in National Film Registry
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  15. This movie ranks #84 in AFI's 100 years...100 passions
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  21. This movie ranks #149 in The Story of Film: An Odyssey
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  22. This movie ranks #166 in The British Film Institute: 360 Classics
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  23. This movie ranks #171 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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