Billy Wilder directed what may be the best movie about movies ever made. A down-on-his-luck screenwriter (William Holden) becomes involved with Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson), a former silent film star clinging to past glory. Nominated for 11 Oscars ®, and winner for screenplay, cinematography and score. Cecil B. DeMille plays himself as the director with whom Desmond hopes to stage a comeback. (“All right, Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my closeup.”)
1 hr. 50 min.
Opened March, 18th 2018
CastWilliam Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson
DirectorBilly WilderWriterCharles Brackett, Billy Wilder