Film of Raymond Chandler Found

Raymond Chandler, Double Indemnity

Fred MacMurray and Raymond Chandler in "Double Indemnity."

I can't claim this discovery but it's a good one. Evidently Raymond Chandler made a brief and unknown — until now — cameo appearance in "Double Indemnity." This was simultaneously discovered by John Billheimer and Olivier Eyquem.

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4 Responses to Film of Raymond Chandler Found

  1. Arye Michael Bender says:

    Wow! Wonder if Edward G, (Keyes) knew who was sitting just outside his office?


  2. psychostats says:

    Come on. Somebody had to notice this before now. There are way too many film buffs and crime story buffs out there.


  3. Stacia says:

    Yes, it was known about before. An Amazon review back in 2008 mentions this cameo:
    And I was told Chandler had a cameo in the film back in the 1990s, I rented the film in about 1993 on VHS and tried to pause it to find him, but had no luck. Which probably makes me sound like a crazy person, but so be it.


  4. MichaelRyerson says:

    Is that a copy of The Black Mask he’s reading? Now that would be cool.


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