Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck in Double Indemnity (1944).
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James M. Cain’s one-two punch—The Postman Always Rings Twice (1934) and Double Indemnity (1943)—gave us the film noir era, but was it art?

Appeared in: Volume 12, Number 2 | Published on: June 17, 2016
Robert Lacy is an alumnus of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the author of a collection of short stories, “The Natural Father” (New Rivers Press); his essays and short fiction have appeared in numerous magazines and literary journals over the past 35 years.
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