Pretty much the gold standard of noir. Directed by Billy Wilder, adapted by Raymond Chandler from James M. Cain’s hard-boiled novel, and starring noir goddess Barbara Stanwyck as the most fatale of femmes and Fred MacMurray as the amoral sap that falls for her…in more ways than one.
Insurance salesman Walter Neff begins an affair with Phyllis Dietrichson, and the two plot to murder her husband and benefit from an accident insurance policy. The police accept the determination of the husband’s accidental death. But Walter’s best friend and boss (Edward G. Robinson) doesn’t, and suspects that Phyllis murdered her husband with the help of another man.
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(1944 / b&w / 107 min.)
All proceeds benefit the continuing restoration of the Eureka Theater
Doors open 7:00 | Showtime at 7:30
$5.00 all ages
1939 Streamline Moderne
The historic Eureka Theater—Humboldt County’s 1939 Streamline Modern movie palace, operated and maintained by the Eureka Concert and Film Center, a 501©3 non-profit organization.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Eureka Theater is host to numerous events throughout the year, and is in the ongoing process of restoration to its original glory. Located in downtown Eureka, California, the Eureka Theater is also available for event and performance rentals, tours, weddings, graduations, small parties and receptions.