January 27, 2010

Retro Vision

A Spanish poster for DOUBLE INDEMNITY from 1947, illustrated by Lopez Reiz. Notice, MacMurray is dressed for the electric chair. They shot an ending that had him making the death row walk and getting executed; it wasn't used, of course. I love the "Guernica"-esque demons behind MacMurray's head, haunting him to his death. Also, notice Barbara Stanwyck colored in red underneath the title -- her grin looks on the verge of a diabolical laugh. It's like she's the Devil waiting for Fred to join her in Hell.

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