27 Days With Billy Wilder And Me

Every Movie He Directed…From Mauvaise Graine to Buddy Buddy

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Day Nine: Sunset Boulevard

July 8th, 2011 · No Comments · 1950, Academy Award, Ed Sikov, Erich von Stroheim, Fred Clark, Gloria Swanson, Jack Webb, Lloyd Gough, Montgomery Clift, Nancy Olson, On Sunset Boulevard, Sunset Boulevard, William Holden

Billy Wilder’s ninth movie, Sunset Boulevard, arguably one of the greatest films ever made, was released in 1950. Billy was 44 years old. If all Billy Wilder had ever directed was Sunset Boulevard it would have been enough to secure him a place on the Mount next to Zeus. This is the stuff of legend. [...]

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Day Three: Five Graves to Cairo

July 2nd, 2011 · No Comments · 1943, Adaptation, Anne Baxter, Charles Brackett, Erich von Stroheim, Five Graves to Cairo, Franchot Tone, World War II

Billy Wilder’s third movie, Five Graves to Cairo, a World War II tale starring Franchot Tone, Anne Baxter, and Erich von Stroheim, was released in 1943. Billy was 37 years old. Opening title card: In June 1942 things looked black indeed for the British Eighth Army. It was beat, scattered, and in flight. Tobruk had [...]

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