Billy Wilder directs this Oscar-winning classic exposÃ© of the Hollywood studio system. Struggling Hollywood writer Joe Gillis (William Holden) is attempting to avoid his creditors when he pulls his car into the garage of an apparently deserted mansion. He soon discovers that it is in fact the home of Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson), an ageing actress who was once a star of silent films. Desperate for money, Gillis agrees to work on a screenplay adaptation of 'Salome' which Norma has written for her intended comeback. Gillis then gradually becomes trapped in Norma's bizarre fantasy world, and when he tries to leave her, she makes an attempt at suicide. The film also features silent screen legends Cecil B. DeMille, Buster Keaton and Erich von Stroheim in supporting roles.
Commentary By Ed Sikov, The Making Of Sunset Boulevard, Theatrical Trailer, Hollywood Location Map, Photo Galleries, Original Morgue Prologue Script Pages, Edith Head The Paramount Years Featurette, The Music Of Sunset Boulevard Featurette
Release Date: 07 April 2003
Certificate: PG - Parental Guidance
Running Time: 105 minutes
Production Year: 1950
Main Language: English