One of the classic examples of American film noir, with Fred MacMurray as the insurance salesman led astray by femme fatale, Barbara Stanwyck, under the increasing scrutiny of his firm’s investigator, Edward G Robinson. Based on the James M Cain novel, this was at the time a shocking movie, co-scripted by the great Raymond Chandler, collaborating with its director, Billy Wilder.
It has stood the test of time, and falls squarely into the “cult” category.
Original cinema advertising materials are very hard to come by, and this original US Lobby Card, #8 from the set of 8 produced for the film’s first release in 1944, is a lovely example, and showcases the plotting lovers.
Very nice and bright original card, with just the slightest of surface scratches across MacMurray's face, which is more noticeable in this photograph than when displayed