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Film Saturdays: Billy Wilder Double

Film Saturdays: Billy Wilder Double

Date & Time

February 3, 2024 - 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Join us to watch Billy Wilders’ famous films Double Indemnity and Some Like it Hot, introduced by SMSA member, Peter Rainey.

Double Indemnity (1944)

Directed & written by Billy Wilder. Starring Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck and Edward G. Robinson

Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | 1 hr 47 min


Walter Neff (MacMurray) is a successful insurance salesman for Pacific All-Risk returning to his office building in downtown Los Angeles late one night. Neff, clearly in pain, sits down at his desk and tells the whole story into a Dictaphone for his colleague Barton Keyes (Robinson), a claims adjuster.

It is the story of how he meets the sultry Phyllis Dietrichson (Stanwyck) during a routine house call to renew an automobile insurance policy for her husband. A flirtation develops, at least until Neff hears Phyllis wonder how she could take out a policy on her husband’s life without him knowing it. Neff knows she means murder. (Wikipedia)

Some Like it Hot (1959)

Directed & written by Billy Wilder. Starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon

Comedy | Romance | Music | 2 hrs 1 min


After witnessing a Mafia murder, slick saxophone player Joe (Tony Curtis) and his long-suffering buddy, Jerry (Jack Lemmon), improvise a quick plan to escape from Chicago with their lives. Disguising themselves as women, they join an all-female jazz band and hop a train bound for sunny Florida. While Joe pretends to be a millionaire to win the band’s sexy singer, Sugar (Marilyn Monroe), Jerry finds himself pursued by a real millionaire (Joe E. Brown) as things heat up and the mobsters close in. (Rotten Tomatoes)

Film Introduction & Closing Remarks

The screening will include an introduction and closing remarks by SMSA member, Peter Rainey.

Event program:

11am – Double Indemnity

1:45pm –  Some Like It Hot

Image credit: IMDb


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Date & Time

February 3, 2024 - 11:00 am to 4:00 pm


Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia

Henry Carmichael Theatre

280 Pitt Street Sydney NSW 2000

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