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

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Both Mary Astor and Miriam Hopkins starred in TV versions of the film in 1955 and 1956, respectively. And Carol Burnett spoofed the film several times on her TV variety show.


Quotes

Joe Gillis: Yes, this is Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, California. It's about 5 o'clock in the morning. That's the homicide squad, complete with detectives and newspaper men.


Goofs

When Max is telling Joe about directing Madam's first pictures, there is a bad dub of the word "sixteen". After the Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle trial and the subsequent establishment of the Hays Office to enforce the new Production Code, the producers were concerned that the original age of 14 would be considered child porn and had the line changed in post.


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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Genres

Drama | Film-Noir

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