Saturday, May 21, 2011

Classic Double Feature on a Saturday

This one feels a bit timely, and in such honor I must oblige.

First: Avanti! - 1972
Featuring - Jack Lemmon and Juliet Mills

Second: Double Indemnity - 1944
Featuring - Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, and Edward G. Robinson

Theme: Billy Wilder delivers a double dose of infidelity with alternative ever afters.

Noteworthy Accolades:
1 Golden Globe Award: Best Actor in a Musical/Comedy for Avantai - Jack Lemmon (the film earned an additional five nominations)
Seven Oscar Nominations: All for Double Indemnity, but no wins.

Univarn's Ratings:
Avanti - 7.50/10
Double Indemnity - 9.00/10


2 better thoughts:

Anonymous said...

Double Indemnity is one of the great noirs. I do have a problem with MacMurray's performance in a few scenes, but it's a minor qualm in an otherwise impeccable film. Glad you caught up with it.

Alex said...

I love Double Indemnity, and am actually hoping to catch it on the big screen this summer at a local theater. I haven't seen Avanti! but maybe I'll put it on afterward!

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