Sunset Boulevard

Sunset Boulevard (1950)

A Hollywood Story.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1950-08-10
  • User Rating: 8.3/10 from 2411 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 50min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Paramount
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Billy Wilder
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A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity.

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  • William Holden

    as Joe Gillis
  • Gloria Swanson

    as Norma Desmond
  • Erich von Stroheim

    as Max von Mayerling
  • Nancy Olson

    as Betty Schaefer
  • Fred Clark

    as Sheldrake
  • Lloyd Gough

    as Morino
  • Jack Webb

    as Artie Green
  • Franklyn Farnum

    as Undertaker
  • Larry J. Blake

    as 1st Finance Man
  • Charles Dayton

    as 2nd Finance Man
  • Cecil B. DeMille

    as Cecil B. DeMille
  • Hedda Hopper

    as Hedda Hopper
  • Buster Keaton

    as Buster Keaton
  • Anna Q. Nilsson

    as Anna Q. Nilsson
  • H.B. Warner

    as H.B. Warner
  • Ray Evans

    as Ray Evans
  • Jay Livingston

    as Jay Livingston
  • Fred Aldrich

    as Cop Who Drags Joe's Body from Pool (uncredited)
  • Joel Allen

    as Prop Man #2 (uncredited)
  • Gertrude Astor

    as Courtier (uncredited)
  • Anne Bauchens

    as Editor (uncredited)
  • Edward Biby

    as Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
  • Danny Borzage

    as Accordionist (uncredited)
  • Ken Christy

    as Homicide Captain (uncredited)
  • Ruth Clifford

    as Sheldrake's Secretary (uncredited)
  • John Cortay

    as Young Gate Guard Mac at Paramount Studios (uncredited)
  • Archie R. Dalzell

    as Camera Operator (uncredited)
  • Eddie Dew

    as Assistant Coroner (uncredited)
  • Julia Faye

    as Hisham (uncredited)
  • Al Ferguson

    as Phone Standby (uncredited)
  • Gerry Ganzer

    as Betty's Roommate Connie (uncredited)
  • Rudy Germane

    as Detective (uncredited)
  • Kenneth Gibson

    as Salesman at Men's Shop (uncredited)
  • Creighton Hale

    as Creighton Hale (uncredited)
  • Chuck Hamilton

    as Grip on DeMille Set (uncredited)
  • Len Hendry

    as Police Sergeant (uncredited)
  • E. Mason Hopper

    as Doctor (uncredited)
  • Stan Johnson

    as First Assistant Director (uncredited)
  • Tiny Jones

    as Little Woman Outside Paramount Gate (uncredited)
  • Howard Joslin

    as Police Lieutenant (uncredited)
  • Arthur Lane

    as Camera Operator (uncredited)
  • Perc Launders

    as Violinist at Norma's New Year's Eve Party (uncredited)
  • William Meader

    as Party Guest (uncredited)
  • Gertrude Messinger

    as Hairdresser (uncredited)
  • Harold Miller

    as Man on Golf Course (uncredited)
  • Howard Negley

    as Police Captain (uncredited)
  • John "Skins" Miller

    as Hog-Eye Electrician (uncredited)
  • Lee Miller

    as Dancing Party Guest / Paramount Studio Employee (uncredited)
  • Ralph Montgomery

    as Prop Man #1 (uncredited)
  • Bert Moorhouse

    as Gordon Cole (uncredited)
  • Jay Morley

    as Fat Man (uncredited)
  • Eva Novak

    as Courtier (uncredited)
  • Frank O'Connor

    as Courtier (uncredited)
  • Robert Emmett O'Connor

    as Older Paramount Gate Guard Jonesy (uncredited)
  • Jack Perrin

    as Detective (uncredited)
  • Sidney Skolsky

    as Sidney Skolsky (uncredited)
  • Emmett Smith

    as Black Man (uncredited)
  • Archie Twitchell

    as Salesman at Men's Shop (uncredited)
  • Yvette Vickers

    as Giggling Girl on Phone at Party (uncredited)
  • Edward Wahrman

    as Camera Assistant (uncredited)
  • Henry Wilcoxon

    as Actor on DeMille's 'Samson & Delilah' Set (uncredited)
  • Peter Drynan

    as Tailor (uncredited)
  • Sanford E. Greenwald

    as Newsreel Cameraman (uncredited)
  • James Hawley

    as Camera Assistant (uncredited)
  • Alan Marston

    as Reporter (uncredited)
  • Bernice Mosk

    as Bernice (uncredited)
  • Virginia L. Randolph

    as Courtier (uncredited)
  • Bill Sheehan

    as Second Assistant Director (uncredited)
  • Roy Thompson

    as Rudy, Shoeshine Boy (uncredited)
  • Jack Warden

    as Party Guest (uncredited)
  • Finn Zirzow

    as Actor on DeMille's 'Samson & Delilah' Set (uncredited)
Sound Franz Waxman Original Music Composer
Writing Billy Wilder Screenplay
Directing Billy Wilder Director
Editing Doane Harrison Supervising Editor
Editing Arthur P. Schmidt Editor
Costume & Make-Up Edith Head Costume Design
Art Sam Comer Set Decoration
Art Ray Moyer Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Wally Westmore Makeup Supervisor
Writing Charles Brackett Screenplay
Production Charles Brackett Producer
Writing D.M. Marshman Jr. Screenplay
Camera John F. Seitz Director of Photography
Art Hans Dreier Art Direction
Art John Meehan Art Direction
Production Hugh Brown Production Manager
Directing Gerd Oswald Second Assistant Director
Sound Harry Lindgren Sound Recordist
Sound John Cope Sound Recordist
Sound Leonid Raab Orchestrator
Visual Effects Gordon Jennings Visual Effects
Editing Frank Bracht Assistant Editor
Sound Sidney Cutner Orchestrator
Sound Leo Shuken Orchestrator
Sound George Parrish Orchestrator
Costume & Make-Up Nellie Manley Hairstylist
Visual Effects Farciot Edouart Visual Effects
Directing Charles C. Coleman Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Karl Silvera Makeup Artist
Art Gene Lauritzen Construction Coordinator
Camera Otto Pierce Camera Operator
Art Tom Plews Props
Costume & Make-Up Hazel Hegarty Wardrobe Master
Costume & Make-Up Ed Fitzharris Wardrobe Master
Art Jack Colconda Assistant Property Master
Costume & Make-Up Frank Thayer Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Vera Tomei Hairstylist
Art Steve Beers Head Carpenter
Camera Glen E. Richardson Still Photographer
Camera Harlow Stengel Assistant Camera
Lighting Walter Tayler Gaffer
Camera Fred True Grip
Crew Ronnie Lubin Dialogue Coach
Crew Norris Stensland Technical Advisor