FP005: “We’re Both Rotten…”


Who would’ve cast light comic, later to be known as “everyone’s favorite dad,” Fred MacMurray as the lustful, loathsome insurance man Walter Neff? It was Billy Wilder, who also cast Barbara Stanwyck as the amoral Phyllis Dietrichson, in this adaptation of pulp favorite James M. Cain’s novel, a book that he originally could not get sold! Listen in as we discuss this film that opened the floodgates for one of the greatest of all genres, the Film Noir!

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