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Sunset Boulevard (1950)

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Starring (View all)
Henry Wilcoxon Henry Wilcoxon
Actor on DeMille's 'Samson & Delilah' Set
Edward Wahrman Edward Wahrman
Camera Assistant
Yvette Vickers Yvette Vickers
Giggling Girl on Phone at Party
Archie Twitchell Archie Twitchell
Salesman at Men's Shop
Emmett Smith Emmett Smith
Black Man
Robert Emmett O Robert Emmett O'Connor
Jonesy - Older Paramount Gate Guard
Jack Perrin Jack Perrin
Detective
Frank O Frank O'Connor
Courtier


Written by
Billy Wilder Billy Wilder
(written by)
Charles Brackett Charles Brackett
(written by)


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3 years, 7 months ago at Mar 1 4:30
6 votes
This movie features some of the finest set design (by legendary Hans Dreier) in any movie, this alone would be enough to create a fascinating movie but if you add on top of this the spectacular performance by Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond, Erich von Stroheim as Max von Mayerling and William Holden as Joe Gillis (who is also a fantastic narrator of this movie) and you'll get a true Masterpiece. I... read more

A dark and psychological classic!

10 years, 10 months ago at Dec 9 2:01
3 votes
Sunset Boulevard is probably one of the darkest films of all time. It is probably the darkest psychological story of the 1950s and you will see what I mean when you see it. The start of the film takes you to how that event happened throughout the whole film. Sunset Boulevard takes you on a journey of not only romance but also of psychological behaviours that the characters have. Sunset Boulevard i... read more

cynical

12 years, 6 months ago at Apr 27 16:54
1 vote
It’s a hard and cynical film, which struggles with its doomed but sweet “normal” love affair.

It has some of the best and most memorable lines (“I am big, it’s the pictures that got small”, and “nobody walks out on a star!” come to mind).
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Joe Gillis, an unsuccessful screenplay writer, escapes the finance men who are trying to reclaim his car by driving into the garage of an old mansion on Sunset Boulevard. Assumed to be someone else, he is led by Max the butler to the mansion's owner, silent film star Norma Desmond. Wishing to make a comeback, she hires him to rewrite her "Salome" script, then falls in love with him.
Release date: 29 September 1950
UPC: 097360208443
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