This month marks the 70th anniversary of the release of Billy Wilder’s Double Indemnity. The 1944 masterpiece, about a sexy housewife (played by Barbara Stanwyck) who plots to kill her husband with the help of an insurance salesman (Fred MacMurray), withstands the test of time. So have a handful of its original locations, including the Spanish colonial revival-style home of Stanwyck’s character, Phyllis Dietrichson. Located at 6301 Quebec Drive in the Hollywood Hills, the 3,077-square-foot stunner looks identical to its younger onscreen self. The price tag is another story. Fred MacMurray’s character surmises that the home “must have cost somebody about 30,000 bucks.” The real estate site Zillow estimates its current worth upwards of $1.5 million. From April 10 through 13 audiences can enjoy the view for the price of a theater ticket when the film screens at the Turner Classic Film Festival.
Photograph (left) by Simia Rassouli