Tag: James M. Cain

Episode 50: Double Indemnity

, with special guest:

Double IndemnityFINALLY, it’s here! For episode 50, former co-host Windy returns to the podcast for an episode about Billy Wilder’s Double Indemnity!

We highly recommend you watch the film before listening to the episode, because we dive right into the plot. The film is readily available on streaming with a subscription to FilmStruck, and is available for rental on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, and Vudu.

Please also join us again on October 21st, when return with an episode about Body Heat!

Double Indemnity (1944)
Double Indemnity poster Rating: 8.3/10 (157,839 votes)
Director: Billy Wilder
Writer: Billy Wilder, Raymond Chandler, James M. Cain
Stars: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson
Runtime: 107 min
Rated: Passed
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Released: 06 Jul 1944
Plot: A Los Angeles insurance representative lets an alluring housewife seduce him into a scheme of insurance fraud and murder that arouses the suspicion of his colleague, an insurance investigator.

Episode 6: Mildred Pierce

Mildred PierceWe’re back with more Joan Crawford, because in this episode, we discuss her Oscar-winning performance in Mildred Pierce!

We highly recommend you watch the film before listening to the episode, because we spoil the hell out of it. The film can be currently be found for streaming rental on Google Play, iTunes, Amazon, and Vudu, and Netflix has it on DVD if you still have their disc program.

Our next episode will be our first foray into the world of Humphrey Bogart: Key Largo! Look for it on August 21st!

Mildred Pierce (1945)
Mildred Pierce poster Rating: 7.9/10 (26,328 votes)
Director: Michael Curtiz
Writer: Ranald MacDougall, James M. Cain, William Faulkner
Stars: Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott
Runtime: 111 min
Rated: Approved
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Released: 20 Oct 1945
Plot: A hard-working mother inches towards disaster as she divorces her husband and starts a successful restaurant business to support her spoiled daughter.

Episode 3: The Postman Always Rings Twice

The Postman Always Rings TwiceIn this episode, we discuss the steamy Postman Always Rings Twice! This is the movie that brought Lana Turner’s legs into Hollywood legend, and if that’s not enough to sell you on this film, I’ll add that it also contains prime Hume Cronyn.

We highly recommend you watch the film before listening to the episode, because we get really detailed about the plot and because you really should experience this great film. It can easily be obtained on DVD, but if you’re the streaming video type, you’ll also find that it’s currently available for rental on iTunes.

Our next episode will be about the 1945 Otto Preminger film, Fallen Angel! Look for it on July 7th.

The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
The Postman Always Rings Twice poster Rating: 7.4/10 (21,214 votes)
Director: Tay Garnett
Writer: Harry Ruskin, Niven Busch, James M. Cain
Stars: Lana Turner, John Garfield, Cecil Kellaway
Runtime: 113 min
Rated: Passed
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Released: 06 Sep 1946
Plot: A married woman and a drifter fall in love, then plot to murder her husband.