>Liz Weis inquires:
>"I would very much appreciate references to scenes, lines of dialogue,
>characters that refer to insurance. I would guess that most of them
>would refer to insurance salespeople. Most useful would be comic references.
>If possible please mention something that would help me locate the scene, as
>well as the title and possibly the specific line of dialogue. To save you
>all the trouble, I've already remembered Bruce Baldwin in _His Girl Friday_..."
>OF COURSE IT DOESN'T DO YOU MUCH GOOD WHILE YOU'RE ALIVE..." (or something
>to that effect) and Lloyds of London and Double Indemnity. But just minor
>characters are equally helpful for my purposes. Thanks. liz Weis, the
>Stern Professor of Humor (no kidding!), Brooklyn College, CUNY."
A completely obvious reference (but sometimes the obvious is helpful):
Double Indemnity, a Billy WIlder film from 1944.
Kristine J. Butler
Department of French and Italian
University of Minnesota
260 Folwell Hall, 9 Pleasant St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0122
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