Mildred Pierce Script

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Director:Michael Curtiz
Written by:Ranald MacDougall (Screenplay), James M. Cain (Novel)

Script Synopsis:After her unfaithful husband leaves her, Mildred Pierce proves she can become independent and successful. However winning the approval of her spoiled daughter proves a greater challenge.

Postman Always Rings Twice Script

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Director:Tay Garnett
Written by:Harry Ruskin (Screenplay), Niven Busch (Screenplay), James M. Cain (Novel)

Script Synopsis:A married woman and a drifter fall in love, then plot to murder her husband.

The Postman Always Rings Twice

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Director:Bob Rafelson
Written by:James M. Cain (Novel), David Mamet (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:This remake of the 1946 movie of the same name accounts an affair between a seedy drifter and a seductive wife of a roadside cafe owner. This begins a chain of events that culminates in murder.

Double Indemnity

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Director:Billy Wilder
Written by:James M. Cain (Novel), Billy Wilder (Screenplay), Raymond Chandler (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:A rich woman and a calculating insurance agent plot to kill her unsuspecting husband after he signs a double indemnity policy. Against a backdrop of distinctly Californian settings, the partners in crime plan the perfect murder to collect the insurance, which pays double if the death is accidental.