Double Indemnity (1944) Poster

Barbara Stanwyck: Phyllis Dietrichson

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  • Phyllis : Mr. Neff, why don't you drop by tomorrow evening about eight-thirty. He'll be in then.

    Walter Neff : Who?

    Phyllis : My husband. You were anxious to talk to him weren't you?

    Walter Neff : Yeah, I was, but I'm sort of getting over the idea, if you know what I mean.

    Phyllis : There's a speed limit in this state, Mr. Neff. Forty-five miles an hour.

    Walter Neff : How fast was I going, officer?

    Phyllis : I'd say around ninety.

    Walter Neff : Suppose you get down off your motorcycle and give me a ticket.

    Phyllis : Suppose I let you off with a warning this time.

    Walter Neff : Suppose it doesn't take.

    Phyllis : Suppose I have to whack you over the knuckles.

    Walter Neff : Suppose I bust out crying and put my head on your shoulder.

    Phyllis : Suppose you try putting it on my husband's shoulder.

    Walter Neff : That tears it.

  • Walter Neff : You'll be here too?

    Phyllis : I guess so, I usually am.

    Walter Neff : Same chair, same perfume, same anklet?

    Phyllis : I wonder if I know what you mean.

    Walter Neff : I wonder if you wonder.

  • Phyllis : Neff is the name, isn't it?

    Walter Neff : Yeah. Two "F"s, like in Philadelphia, if you know the story.

    Phyllis : What story?

    Walter Neff : The Philadelphia Story.

  • Phyllis : We're both rotten.

    Walter Neff : Only you're a little more rotten.

  • Phyllis : I think you're rotten.

    Walter Neff : I think you're swell - so long as I'm not your husband.

    Phyllis : Get out of here.

    Walter Neff : You bet I'll get out of here, baby. I'll get out of here but quick.

  • Phyllis : I'm a native Californian. Born right here in Los Angeles.

    Walter Neff : They say all native Californians come from Iowa.

  • Phyllis : I was just fixing some ice tea; would you like a glass?

    Walter Neff : Yeah, unless you got a bottle of beer that's not working.

  • Phyllis : Do you make your own breakfast, Mr Neff?

    Walter Neff : Well, I squeeze a grapefruit now and again.

  • Walter Neff : You know, about six months ago, a guy slipped on a cake of soap in his bathtub, knocked himself cold, and was drowned. Only, he had accident insurance, so they had an autopsy, and she didn't get away with it

    Phyllis : Who didn't?

    Walter Neff : His wife. Then there was the case of the guy who was found shot. His wife said he was cleaning his gun and his stomach got in the way. All she got was a 3-to-10 stretch in Tehachapi

    [a California women's prison] 

    Walter Neff : .

    Phyllis : [Wearily]  Perhaps it was worth it to her.

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