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[8] Chameleon master craftsman Billy Wilder (Sunset Boulevard, The Lost Weekend) staked a name for himself and elevated low-budget film noir to new levels of respectability with his Hitchcockian suspense yarn Double Indemnity. The film, co-written by Wilder and Raymond Chandler, stars Fred MacMurray as an L.A. insurance salesman who conspires with an unhappy housewife, played by Barbara Stanwyck, to collect a massive insurance payout …

[5] Not being a poker player, there’s probably a lot about The Cincinatti Kid that I simply don’t get. Still, for a movie about people sitting at a table playing cards, it ain’t half bad. Steve McQueen and Edward G. Robinson play the heavies who come head-to-head in the high-stakes climax. Karl Malden plays the man who sets the game up, black-mailed into rigging the …