In the film "Double Indemnity", who plays a chief claims adjuster and has the job of finding phony claims?
"Double Indemnity" is a movie that stars Fred MacMurray (Walter Neff) as an insurance salesman and Barbara Stanwyck as a provocative housewife (Phyllis Dietrichson) who is accused of killing her husband. Edward G. Robinson is Barton Keyes, the chief claims adjuster whose job it is to find phony claims. The term "double indemnity" refers to a clause in certain life insurance policies that doubles a payout as required.
"Double Indemnity" is a 1944 psychological thriller that was directed by Billy Wilder and co-written by Wilder and Raymond Chandler. It was produced by Buddy DeSylva and Joseph Sistrom. The screenplay is based on James M. Cain's 1943 novel "Double Indemnity".
The film is a noir, where in 1938 Walter Neff returns to his office in downtown Los Angeles, CA with a gunshot wound. He then records a confession on a voice recorder for his friend and colleague, Barton Keyes. In a series of flashbacks, a story is revealed about a wife who encourages her wealthy husband to sign a double indemnity insurance policy. It is being sold by Neff, a man in love with the husband's wife. As the would-be lovers plot to murder the husband, they come under big suspicious. It then becomes a race to see if a crime can be committed.
Edward G. Robinson (1893—1973) was born in Bucharest, Romania. He was an American actor of stage and screen during Hollywood's Golden Age. He appeared in more than 100 films during a 50-year career. He is best remembered for his roles as a tough-guy.