Sunset Boulevard

Sunset Boulevard

A FILM BY: Billy Wilder
WRITTEN BY: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder
STARRING: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim

Picked by Kyle, Operations Manager

An aging silent film queen refuses to accept that her stardom has ended. She hires a young screenwriter to help set up her movie comeback. The screenwriter believes he can manipulate her, but he soon finds out he is wrong. The screenwriters ambivalence about their relationship and her unwillingness to let go leads to a situation of violence, madness, and death.

Kyle says: Film noir has always held a special place in my heart and SUNSET BOULEVARD is one of my all-time favorites. The part in which Gloria Swanson's character rewatches old movies of herself while smoking and relives her glory days is one of the best scenes ever put on film. Plus, any movie featuring Buster Keaton, albeit in a small role, will forever hold my attention. 

Technical Information

Production Year: 1950
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 110 mins
Format: 35mm