Welcome to Scripts.com

Scripts.com is a huge collection of movie scripts, screenplays and transcripts from famous and not-so-famous screen writers from around the world — collaboratively published by amateur script writers and contributing editors.

Navigate through our scripts database alphabetically or simply search by keywords. You can submit a new script, discuss and rate existing scripts, and even translate pieces to many common and not-so-common languages.

Synopsis: In this classic film noir, insurance salesman Walter Neff (Fred MacMurray) gets roped into a murderous scheme when he falls for the sensual Phyllis Dietrichson (Barbara Stanwyck), who is intent on killing her husband (Tom Powers) and living off the fraudulent accidental death claim. Prompted by the late Mr. Dietrichson's daughter, Lola (Jean Heather), insurance investigator Barton Keyes (Edward G. Robinson) looks into the case, and gradually begins to uncover the sinister truth.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Year:
1944
376,340 Views

FADE IN:

A-1 LOS ANGELES - A DOWNTOWN INTERSECTION

It is night, about two o'clock, very light traffic.

At the left and in the immediate foreground a semaphore

traffic signal stands at GO. Approaching it at about thirty

miles per hour is a Dodge 1938 coupe. It is driven erratically

and weaving a little, but not out of control.

When the car is about forty feet away, the signal changes to

STOP. Car makes no attempt to stop but comes on through.

A-2 A LIGHT NEWSPAPER TRUCK

is crossing the intersection at right angles. It swerves and

skids to avoid the Dodge, which goes on as though nothing

had happened. The truck stops with a panicky screech of tires.

There is a large sign on the truck: "READ THE LOS ANGELES

TIMES". The truck driver's infuriated face stares after the

coupe.

A-3 THE COUPE

continues along the street, still weaving, then slows down

and pulls over towards the curb in front of a tall office

building.

A-4 THE COUPE

stops. The headlights are turned off. For a second nothing

happens, then the car door opens slowly. A man eases himself

out onto the sidewalk and stands a moment leaning on the

open door to support himself. He's a tall man, about thirty-

five years old. From the way he moves there seems to be

something wrong with his left shoulder.

He straightens up and painfully lowers his left hand into

his jacket pocket. He leans into the car. He brings out a

light-weight overcoat and drapes it across his shoulders. He

Rate this script:(3.86 / 7 votes)

Billy Wilder

Billy Wilder was an Austrian-born American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, artist and journalist, whose career spanned more than fifty years and sixty films. more…

All Billy Wilder scripts | Billy Wilder Books

(2 fans)

Submitted by acronimous

Discuss everything about Scripts.com with the community:

33 Comments
  • Asliddin
    how can i sell my script on your site?
    LikeReplyReport 122 days ago
  • benjamindiana
    How do I get my script to appear on my biography page?
    The thing said something about a citation, but I cannot figure out how to enter it.
    LikeReplyReport1 month ago
  • pamelar.99775
    I am looking for Ghosthouse's scripts...Thanks...It's a horror film from 1987...
    LikeReplyReport 46 months ago
  • lertphisidh_p
    i like all the script
    LikeReplyReport 68 months ago
  • stella.09173
    Good day to everyone! How can I buy specific screenplays? I see only a part of them and when I chose it (click ... as a PDF) it leads me to AMAZON. But I find nothing but blue rays... Can someone held me? 
    LikeReplyReport 112 months ago
  • alih.85841
    I have a question I am new here and kind of 13 years old but I don't know where to start writing my script.
    LikeReplyReport 31 year ago
    • EmilyADinwiddie
      Best thing to do is to write it as a story, then read the Scriptwriter's bible to learn how to format it. That's what I did, and it's not failed me yet! Good luck. xx
      LikeReplyReport 61 year ago
  • stela_a
    Hello, I just found the site and I’m amazed. I love cinema and I started looking for scripts and found this site. Thank you so much for creating this, you are amazing.
    LikeReplyReport 91 year ago
    • rinat
      Thanks Stela! Truly appreciate your positive feedback.
      LikeReplyReport 51 year ago
  • brianshaun
    how can I sell my sript
    LikeReplyReport 71 year ago
  • chak_c
    nice, there are scripts from george carlin
    LikeReplyReport 41 year ago
  • HACKED BY MRCYABER
    HACKED BY MRCYABER
    Jgan Hack
    LikeReplyReport 12 years ago
  • Michael Brooks
    Michael Brooks
    Give me NBC on DISH, or I quit
    LikeReplyReport 102 years ago
  • Charles Albert Quist
    Charles Albert Quist
    I want to write a movie but I don't have much script
    LikeReplyReport 52 years ago
    • EmilyADinwiddie
      you could always make it a short film, under 30 min.
      LikeReplyReport 11 year ago
  • Saagar Prasain
    Saagar Prasain
    Hlw Sir,
    I wants to upload or sell my script
    Is this is a good websites for this kinda work
    waiting for your response.
    Thank you
    LikeReplyReport 42 years ago
  • Himanshu Mahendru
    Himanshu Mahendru
    very nice\
    LikeReplyReport 52 years ago
    • STANDS4
      STANDS4
      Thanks Himanshu!
      LikeReplyReport 42 years ago
  • Srinanda H R
    Srinanda H R
    Hey I want to add a script for K.G.F: Chapter 1 (2018) but it is not accepting it in Kannada language. Please help.
    LikeReplyReport 83 years ago
  • Nelco Lamech Seth
    Nelco Lamech Seth
    hey.....if i were to rate i would give this site 100%.....i was almost giving up on my scripting talent till i met this lovely site.PLEASE SIGN ME
    LikeReplyReport 53 years ago
    • STANDS4
      STANDS4
      Thanks Nelco! Truly appreciate your positive feedback...
      LikeReplyReport 43 years ago
    • Edna Joyce Reginald
      Edna Joyce Reginald
      A rate is out of 10 not a %.
      LikeReplyReport 43 years ago
  • Md. Tanvir Alam
    Md. Tanvir Alam
    All of your scripts are awesome, top of the line, but one thing makes all of them COMPLETELY worthless, and that is, none of the dialouges have speaker's name.
    LikeReplyReport 63 years ago
    • STANDS4
      STANDS4
      Hi Muhammad, thanks for your feedback! Some of the scripts on Scripts.com indeed only contain the transcript, without the speaker's name.

      Having said that, lots of other do include the entire script, which includes the speaker's name.

      We'll continue adding more full scripts going forward.
       
      LikeReplyReport 43 years ago
  • Kirk Travis Millara
    Kirk Travis Millara
    ?????/?
    LikeReplyReport 63 years ago
  • Dimpi Gupta
    Dimpi Gupta
    Mcent browser ka trick
    LikeReplyReport 73 years ago
  • Christie Patie Patie
    Christie Patie Patie
    ?????????????
    LikeReplyReport 33 years ago
  • Ruby Ibra
    Ruby Ibra
    :T
    LikeReplyReport 24 years ago
  • Kathy Delgado
    Kathy Delgado
    T-T
    LikeReplyReport 14 years ago
    • STANDS4
      STANDS4
      Anything we can do to help?
      LikeReplyReport 23 years ago
    • Maureen Friend
      Maureen Friend
      STANDS4 can you please help me regarding an inquiry I have? I need to get permission or pay to use “The Emperor’s New Groove” transcript in a HS Speech Tournament.
      LikeReplyReport 13 years ago
    • Binibining Kye
      Binibining Kye
      ??????????????????????
      LikeReplyReport 13 years ago
  • Lorraine Bryant
    Lorraine Bryant
    A tinausez
    LikeReplyReport 14 years ago
  • م. رعد احمد زايد
    م. رعد احمد زايد
    CREATE
    LikeReplyReport 14 years ago
  • Marion Towers
    Marion Towers
    Sicilian Sisters: Women in La Famiglia, fast paced saga covers generations of Sicilians that emigated to NY. To survive thre streets, they swore loyalty to each other and continued their Mafia ways and put Family before anything else to survive. The Sicilian women stayed quiet in the background but planned control of all aspects. It was an inheritance they pledged to their Spanish pirate ancestors (secrecy) and connections. 
    LikeReplyReport 14 years ago
  • Harendra Dhakre
    Harendra Dhakre
    YAS I AM JOIN
    LikeReplyReport 14 years ago
  • Itsuki Chan
    Itsuki Chan
    how join?
    LikeReplyReport 25 years ago
  • Tapelo Joe
    Tapelo Joe
    Great movie
    LikeReplyReport 15 years ago
  • Aman Kumar
    Aman Kumar
    Rambrit is going to patna
    LikeReplyReport 15 years ago
  • Migdalia Torres
    Migdalia Torres
    Awesome Movie!
    LikeReplyReport 15 years ago
  • Sristi Sharma
    Sristi Sharma
    Dffd and mom have to school
    LikeReplyReport 15 years ago
  • Marilda Harbin
    Marilda Harbin
    FALSE
    LikeReplyReport 16 years ago
    • STANDS4
      STANDS4
      ?
      LikeReplyReport 16 years ago
  • Francis Faber
    Francis Faber
    Really admire 'Sly'. Reallyliked his movie relative to mountaineering!
    LikeReplyReport 16 years ago

Translation

Translate and read this script in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Citation

Use the citation below to add this script to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Scripts.com" Scripts.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 1 Oct. 2022. <https://www.scripts.com/>.

We need you!

Help us build the largest writers community and scripts collection on the web!

Watch the movie trailer

Double Indemnity

The Marketplace:

Sell your Script !

Get listed in the most prominent screenplays collection on the web!


Browse Scripts.com

The Studio:

ScreenWriting Tool

Write your screenplay and focus on the story with many helpful features.