27 Days With Billy Wilder And Me

Every Movie He Directed…From Mauvaise Graine to Buddy Buddy

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Day Sixteen: Witness For the Prosecution

July 15th, 2011 · No Comments · 1957, Adaptation, Agatha Christie, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester, Harry Kurnitz, Larry Marcus, Tyrone Power, Una O'Connor, Witness For the Prosecution

Billy Wilder’s sixteenth movie, Witness For the Prosecution, starring Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, and Elsa Lanchester, was released in 1957. Billy was 51 years old. After watching The Spirit of 76 and Love in the Afternoon — two of Billy Wilder’s weaker movies — Witness For the Prosecution looks like an Academy-Award winner. [...]

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Day Fifteen: Love In the Afternoon

July 14th, 2011 · No Comments · 1957, Adaptation, Audrey Hepburn, Claude Anet, Gary Cooper, IAL Diamond, John McGiver, Love in the Afternoon, Maurice Chevalier

Billy Wilder’s fifteenth movie, Love in the Afternoon, starring Gary Cooper and Audrey Hepburn, was released in 1957. Billy was 51 years old. First, a few comments: 1. Maurice Chevalier has always given me the creeps. Anyone who can sing a song like, “Thank Heaven For Little Girls” (from Gigi, 1958) while gazing with a [...]

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Day Fourteen: The Spirit of St. Louis

July 13th, 2011 · No Comments · 1957, Adaptation, Charles Lindbergh, Jimmy Stewart, Spirit of St Louis

Billy Wilder’s fourteenth movie, The Spirit of St. Louis,The Spirit of St. Louis, starring James Stewart, was released in in 1957. Billy was 51 years old. Principle Cast: Charles Augustus ‘Slim’ Lindbergh…………………………….James Stewart I don’t know what to say about this movie. For one thing, Lucky Lindy was 25 when he made his famous solo [...]

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