publication date: Friday, October 7, 2011 (part of Fall 2011)
clue: Her famous turn as a femme fatale was no accident, regardless of what the contract said.
explanation: Stanwyck starred in Double Indemnity. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Richard Slominsky, Joanna Woods, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, and Erik Bates
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