IV - Golden Age Dames

Double Indemnity looms large in the noir consciousness, and pairing it off with anything all but assures some second fiddle syndrome. Counter-balancing the icy-cold Phyllis Dietrichson is a no-less chilly, but far more sympathetic waitress named Stella, drawn from the Otto Preminger film, Fallen Angel. Both women slot neatly into the developing vision of women who pull over-eager protagonists into their wake, but their stories unfold in starkly different fashions. We’ll be seeing more of each as we plunge further into the season.

Do I laugh now, or wait 'til it gets funny?