A scheming wife lures an insurance investigator into helping murder her husband and then declare it an accident. The investigator's boss, not knowing he's involved in it, suspects murder and sets out to solve it.
"A murder's never perfect. It always comes apart sooner or later. And when two people are involved it's usually sooner..."
Did You Know?
(the co-writer and director of the original version, Double Indemnity
(1944)) and Barbara Stanwyck
(who played Phyllis in the original version) both saw the film in their respective homes when it broadcast. When it was over, Wilder immediately phoned Stanwyck, said, "Missy, they just didn't get it right," and hung up. See more
Version of Body Heat