Dir. Billy Wilder
USA 1950 | Black & white | 110 mins | Cert PG | Drama
Cast: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim
Contemplating giving up and going home, failing Hollywood scriptwriter Joe Gillis (Holden) instead meets aging silent-movie star Norma Desmond (Swanson). Norma is mentally unstable and deluded; she is certain that she can revive her career in the era of the ‘talkies’ and hires Gillis to write her comeback script. As their professional relationship breaks down in more ways than one, Gillis comes to realise his mistake in stopping at the house on Sunset Blvd.
Available on: DVD
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