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Sunset Boulevard (1950)

NR 110 min - Drama, Romance - 10 August 1950
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A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity.

Director:  Billy Wilder
Stars:  William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson, Fred Clark, Lloyd Gough, Jack Webb, Buster Keaton, Cecil B. DeMille, Hedda Hopper,

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Storyline

A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity.



Tagline: A Hollywood Story

Genres: Drama, Romance

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Language:  English
Release Date:  10 August 1950

Box Office

Budget:  $1,752,000
Revenue:  $5,000,000

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Paramount Pictures

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 50 min

Academy Award Nominations and Wins

ACTOR — William Holden {“Joe Gillis”}
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — Erich von Stroheim {“Max Von Mayerling”}
ACTRESS — Gloria Swanson {“Norma Desmond”}
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — Nancy Olson {“Betty Schaefer”}
ART DIRECTION (Black-and-White) — Art Direction: Hans Dreier, John Meehan; Set Decoration: Sam Comer, Ray Moyer – WON
CINEMATOGRAPHY (Black-and-White) — John F. Seitz
DIRECTING — Billy Wilder
FILM EDITING — Arthur Schmidt, Doane Harrison
MUSIC (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture) — Franz Waxman – WON
BEST MOTION PICTURE — Paramount
WRITING (Story and Screenplay) — Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, D. M. Marshman, Jr. – WON


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