Sunset Boulevard (film)

stylized as 'Sunset Blvd.'


The 1950 American black comedy is a celebrated example of film noir, directed and co-written by Billy Wilder, produced and co-written by Charles Brackett. It was named after the iconic street that runs through Hollywood. The film stars William Holden as Joe Gillis, a struggling screenwriter, and Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond, a former silent-film star who draws him into her demented fantasy world, where she dreams of making a triumphant return to the screen.

Opened, Aug 10, 1950

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