Not Rated | | Drama, Film-Noir
A screenwriter is hired to rework a faded silent film star's script, only to find himself developing a dangerous relationship.
Norma Desmond returns to the Paramount Studio and is overcome with nostalgia. Ironically, the last films that Gloria Swanson made for Paramount were not made at this famous facility. Her last few Paramount films, after returning from France, were Stage Struck (1925), The Untamed Lady (1926) and Fine Manners (1926), all ... ...
Yes, this is Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, California. It's about 5 0'clock in the morning. That's the homicide squad, complete with detectives and newspaper men.
When Betty comes to Norma's house to see Joe, she arrives at night. But as she and Joe begin to walk into the mansion the background at the far end of the porch shows a daylight scene. When Betty leaves, the end of the porch shows night again, and the waiting car.
The Paramount logo appears as a transparency over the opening shot. The words "Sunset Blvd." are shown stenciled on the curb of that street.
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