The 1944 film-noir ‘Double Indemnity’ was based on the novel by James M. Cain, which in turn was based on the true story of Ruth Snyder, the subject of a notorious 1920’s murder trial. The movie plot was used in Body Heat in 1981 and the 2003 Bollywood movie Jism.  Double Indemnity is a clause in life insurance and accidental insurance where the company agrees to pay double or triple the contract amount insured in case of death through accidental means. 

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