Earthquake (film)Earthquake is a 1974 American ensemble disaster film. The plot concerns the struggle for survival after a catastrophic earthquake destroys most of the city of Los Angeles, California. Stewart Graff (Heston) is jogging underneath the Hollywood Sign. Back home, his wife Remy Royce-Graff (Gardner) starts her morning by picking a fight with him. After he has showered and is preparing to leave, Stewart finds Remy unconscious with a bottle of pills nearby. Meanwhile, at the Mulholland Dam, two workers begin a routine inspection of the structure in response to the tremor. In downtown Hollywood, Sgt. On his way to work, Stewart visits Denise Marshall (Bujold), an actress who is the widow of one of his friends and co-workers. A junior staffer, Walter Russell (Niven), at the California Seismological Institute has calculated that Los Angeles will suffer a major earthquake in the next day or two. Blowing off steam at a bar, Lou orders a double bourbon.
The 400 Blows (1959The Selfish Giant (2013)Double Indemnity (film)The film stars Fred MacMurray as an insurance salesman, Barbara Stanwyck as a provocative housewife who wishes her husband were dead, and Edward G. Robinson as a claims adjuster whose job is to find phony claims. The term "double indemnity" refers to a clause in certain life insurance policies that doubles the payout in cases when death is caused by certain accidental means. Praised by many critics when first released, Double Indemnity was nominated for seven Academy Awards but did not win any. Widely regarded as a classic, it is often cited as a paradigmatic film noir and as having set the standard for the films that followed in that genre. Neff first meets the alluring Phyllis Dietrichson (Barbara Stanwyck) during a routine house call to remind her husband that his automobile insurance policy is up for renewal. However, he cannot get her out of his mind, and when Phyllis shows up at his own home, he cannot resist her any longer. Mr. Keyes, however, is not Neff's only worry. James M.
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