Double Indemnity: The Real-Life Murder That Inspired a Crime Noir Classic

The ‘Dumb-Bell’ Murder changed noir history.

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  • Photo Credit: Murderpedia and Wikimedia Commons
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  • The police carrying out Albert Snyder's bodyPhoto Credit: Murderpedia
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  • Henry Judd Gray, their lawyer, and Ruth SnyderPhoto Credit: Murderpedia
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  • Tom Howard's picture of the execution of Ruth Snyder in the electric chair at Sing SingPhoto Credit: Wikimedia Commons
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  • Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck in "Double Indemnity"Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons