New season of classic films opens with Billy Wilder thriller

ANOTHER season of classic films is beginning at the Under Ground Theatre.

As before, films are being shown on Sunday afternoons, with tea and home-made cake also included in the price of a ticket.

This season begins on Sunday, September 16 (2.30pm) with Billy Wilder’s acclaimed thriller Double Indemnity, from 1944.

Married woman Phyllis Dietrichson (Barbara Stanwyck) seduces insurance salesman Walter Neff (Fred MacMurray) into murdering her husband.

But her attempt to claim the insurance pay-out for his death rouses the suspicions of investigator Barton Keyes (Edward G Robinson).

The screenplay for Double Indemnity was co-written with Billy Wilder by Raymond Chandler, and is based on a short story by James M Cain, author of The Postman Always Rings Twice. The film was nominated for seven Oscars.

Doors open 2.10pm. Tickets cost £6.50, including tea and cake after the show - buy at any UGT event, online at, on 0845 6801926, from Eastbourne Tourist Centre, or on the door.