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.
Erich von Stroheim and Nancy Olsen wore their own clothes in the film, for authenticity purposes.
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.
Gillis comes to Sheldrake's office destitute, and begging to do absolutely any kind of work to earn a little money. Sheldrake apologizes for having nothing. But when he suggests turning Joe's script, "Bases Loaded", into a Betty Hutton musical, Joe winces and asks him if he's kidding, even though a rewriting of his original script would entail a great deal of paid work for him.
The Paramount logo appears as a transparency over the opening shot. The words "Sunset Blvd." are shown stenciled on the curb of that street.
Check out our guide to the Golden Globes, see what IMDb editors are watching, and more.