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.
Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray in the film Double Indemnity (1944)
Such a brilliant movie, such a horrible wig.
Her voice is like velvet.
Oh, I know! That whole movie is brilliant, the dialogue, pacing and the cinematography. Played to both of their strengths.
I liked him in The Apartment too. There’ll be a quote from him in the future too for you to look out for. She’s right up there as one of my fave femme fatales.