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Sunset Boulevard

"A Hollywood Story"

Director Billy Wilder is ice cold in his captivating Hollywood drama Sunset Blvd. A screenwriter begins an affair with a silent film actress who thinks she’s at the top of her field...

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Released: Aug 4th, 1950
Budget: $1,752,000.00
Revenue: N/A

Sunset Boulevard Main Cast

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William Holden
William Holden
plays Joe Gillis
Gloria Swanson
Gloria Swanson
plays Norma Desmond
Erich von Stroheim
Erich von Stroheim
plays Max Von Mayerling
Nancy Olson
Nancy Olson
plays Betty Schaefer
Fred Clark
Fred Clark
plays Sheldrake
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • Set non-holiday all time house record of $166,000 at Radio City Music Hall when it opened.
  • SPOILER: There's a little dig in the scene when Cecil B. DeMille finds out that Paramount has been calling Norma Desmond because it wants to rent her car for "the Crosby picture." The truth of the matter was that Bing Crosby was one of the very few actors to whom Billy Wilder had borne a grudge, mainly because Crosby had done the unthinkable during filming of The Emperor Waltz, and ad-libbed dialog, something he and Bob Hope had done for years as standard operating procedure in their breezy "Road" pictures. Charles Brackett and Wilder were just as adamant that nothing in their scripts should be changed, and nothing new added.
  • Movie Goof (continuity error): SPOILER: When Joe breaks with Betty just before he is shot, he facetiously invites her and Artie for a swim in the pool and turns on the pool lights. When the police arrive, the pool lights are not on.
  • Other actresses considered for Norma Desmond were Mae Murray and Mary Pickford. In fact, Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett even went to Pickfair to pitch the story to Pickford, but her horrified reaction as the story progressed made them stop halfway through and apologize to her.
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