SESSION: Monday 22nd June at 7:30pm

Double Indemnity

(1944, dir. Billy Wilder, w/ Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Porter Hall)

In 1938, Walter Neff, an experienced salesman of the Pacific All Risk Insurance Co., meets the seductive wife of one of his clients, Phyllis Dietrichson, and they have an affair. Phyllis proposes to kill her husband to receive the proceeds of an accident insurance policy and Walter devises a scheme to receive twice the amount based on a double indemnity clause. When Mr. Dietrichson is found dead on a train track, the police accept the determination of accidental death. However, the insurance analyst and Walter's best friend Barton Keyes does not buy the story and suspects that Phyllis has murdered her husband with the help of another man. (IMDB)

FILM INFO 55555(Astor rating)

The Lost Weekend

(1945, dir. Billy Wilder, w/ Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Phillip Terry, Howard Da Silva)

The Lost Weekend will start at approximately 9:43pm, and finish at approximately 11:30pm.

Don Birnam, long-time alcoholic, has been "on the wagon" for ten days and seems to be over the worst; but his craving has just become more insidious. Evading a country weekend planned by his brother Wick and girlfriend Helen, he begins a four-day bender. In flashbacks we see past events, all gone wrong because of the bottle. But this bout looks like being his way or the other. (IMDB)

FILM INFO 55555(Astor rating)