27 Days With Billy Wilder And Me

Every Movie He Directed…From Mauvaise Graine to Buddy Buddy

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Day Twenty Six: Fedora

July 25th, 2011 · No Comments · 1978, Fedora, Hildegard Knef, José Ferrer, Marthe Keller, William Holden

Billy Wilder’s twenty-sixth movie, Fedora, starring William Holden and Marthe Keller, was released in 1978. Billy was 72 years old. It was hard to find this movie. It’s out of print in the U.S. Or it was never on DVD in the first place. Either way, don’t expect to pick one up at your local [...]

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Day Twelve: Sabrina

July 11th, 2011 · No Comments · 1954, Adaptation, Audrey Hepburn, Ernest Lehman, Humphrey Bogart, Sabrina, Samuel Taylor, William Holden

Billy Wilder’s twelfth movie, Sabrina, starring William Holden, Humphrey Bogart, and Audrey Hepburn, was released in 1954. Billy was 48 years old. Apparently, during the filming of this movie, Humphrey Bogart was a turd. And so was Billy Wilder. All of them exchanged words, with Bogey and William Holden nearly coming to blows. This is [...]

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Day Eleven: Stalag 17

July 10th, 2011 · No Comments · 1953, Academy Award, Adaptation, Don Taylor, Harvey Lembeck, Neville Brand, Otto Preminger, Peter Graves, Richard Erdman, Robert Strauss, Stalag 17, William Holden

Billy Wilder’s eleventh movie, Stalag 17, starring William Holden, was released in 1953. Billy was 47 years old. This is a great movie, one I’ve seen many times. And I’m sure I’ll see it many more times to come. In typical Billy Wilder fashion, it relies heavily on narration, well-rounded characters, and clever plotting. William [...]

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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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