Sunset Boulevard (1950)

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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" Gloria Swanson on the set 1950 Paramount
  • Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard (1950)
  • "Sunset Boulevard" Eric Von Stroheim and William Holden 1950 Paramount
  • "Sunset Boulevard" Dir. Billy Wilder, William Holden 1950 Paramount / MPTV
  • Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard (1950)

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Trivia

Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett's 17th and final screenplay collaboration. After the completion of "Sunset Boulevard," Wilder shocked his longtime collaborator by announcing that he wished to dissolve their partnership; this was the result of a fierce quarrel over a montage ... ...


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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