STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 1
VERDICT – 4/5
1) A seductive housewife lures an insurance salesman into the scheme to murder his husband to get the huge insurance money. A perfect thriller from Billy Wilder from the first minute to the last.
2) Barbara Stanwyck playing the femme fatale not just convinced the poor bright salesman but the entire audience being an average wife just trying to get rid of her abusive husband.
3) Notable performance from Edward G. Robinson as Barton Keyes, the sharp-witted claims adjuster who always listens to his “little man”.
Barton Keyes: They may think it’s twice as safe because there’s two of them, but it isn’t twice as safe. It’s ten times twice as dangerous. They’ve committed a *murder*! And it’s not like taking a trolley ride together where they can get off at different stops. They’re stuck with each other and they got to ride all the way to the end of the line and it’s a one-way trip and the last stop is the cemetery.