Sunset Boulevard (1950)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama, Film-Noir


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A screenwriter is hired to rework a faded silent film star's script only to find himself developing a dangerous relationship.


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  • "Sunset Boulevard" Cecil B.DeMille and Gloria Swanson behind the scenes 1950 Paramount
  • "Sunset Boulevard" Dir. Billy Wilder, William Holden 1950 Paramount / MPTV
  • "Sunset Boulevard" William Holden 1950 Paramount
  • Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard (1950)
  • Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard (1950)

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Trivia

Eugene Walter was a prolific Hollywood screenwriter of the 1920s and 1930s. 1851 Ivar Street was the address of the Alto Nido Apartments, where Walter lived, sometimes worked, and, ultimately died in 1941. As Sunset Boulevard (1950) opens, William Holden's character Joe Gillis describes himself as ... ...


Quotes

Joe Gillis: 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.


Goofs

Wallace Reid died in 1923, three years before Paramount's Marathon Street studio opened, thus he could not have had a bungalow on wheels on the lot as Max had pointed out (unless of course, he was pointing towards Sunset and Vine where Paramount had its lot at the time of Reid's death).


Crazy Credits

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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Plot Summary


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Genres

Drama | Film-Noir

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