At a mansion on Sunset Boulevard, a group of police officers and photographers discover the body of Joe Gillis, floating face down in the swimming pool. In a flashback, Joe relates the events leading to his death.
Six months earlier, Joe was a down-on-his-luck screenwriter, trying to interest Paramount Pictures in a story he submitted. Script reader Betty Schaefer harshly critiques it, unaware that Joe is listening. Later, while fleeing from repossession men seeking his car, Joe turns into the driveway of a seemingly deserted mansion inhabited by forgotten silent film star Norma Desmond. Learning that Joe is a writer, Norma asks his opinion of a script she has written for a film about Salome. She plans to play the role herself in her return to the screen. Joe finds her script abysmal but flatters her into hiring him as a script doctor.
|Genre:||Drama, Film Noir|
|Produced By:||Charles Brackett|
|Directed By:||Billy Wilder|
|Written By:||Billy Wilder, D.M. Marshman Jr., Charles Brackett|
|Cast:||H.B. Warner, Gerry Ganzer, William Meader, Jay Livingston, E. Mason Hopper, Emmett Smith, Jack Webb, Franklyn Farnum, Yvette Vickers, Frank O'Connor, Anna Q. Nilsson, Henry Wilcoxon, Creighton Hale, Robert Emmett O'Connor, Ray Evans, Sidney Skolsky, Cecil B. DeMille, Julia Faye, Fred Aldrich, John 'Skins' Miller, Hedda Hopper, Edward Biby, Buster Keaton, Lloyd Gough, Gertrude Messinger, Ottola Nesmith, Erich Von Stroheim, Gertrude Astor, Arthur Lane, Tiny Jones, Howard Negley, Roy Thompson, James Hawley, Eva Novak, Stan Johnson, Kenneth Gibson, Joe Gray, Jay Morley, Al Ferguson, Harold Miller, Larry J. Blake, Fred Clark, Bert Moorhouse, Danny Borzage, Joel Allen, Lee Miller, Ruth Clifford, Jack Perrin, Bernice Mosk, Charles Dayton, Chuck Hamilton, Len Hendry, Rudy Germane, William Holden, Nancy Olson, Archie Twitchell, Gloria Swanson, Eddie Dew, Howard Joslin, Ralph Montgomery, Ken Christy, Perc Launders|
|In Theaters:||Sep 29, 1950|
|Runtime:||1 hour 50 minutes|
|Available On:||Amazon, Itunes, Netflix, Vudu|
|Read More On:||Wikipedia|