Sunset Boulevard (1950)

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  • Trailer for Sunset Boulevard
  • Clip: I Am Big... It's The Pictures That Got Small

Movie Info & Cast


Aging silent-film star Norma Desmond ensnares a young screenwriter in this poison-pen valentine to Hollywood.


  • William Holden
  • Gloria Swanson
  • Erich von Stroheim
  • Nancy Olson
  • Fred Clark
  • Lloyd Gough
  • Jack Webb
  • Franklyn Farnum
  • Larry J. Blake
  • Charles Dayton

Did You Know?


  • Other actresses considered for Norma Desmond were Mae West (who wanted to rewrite the dialogue), 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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  • In the scene when Joe Gillis awakes in bed, two of Norma Desmond's supposedly hand-penned script pages are exact mechanically-reproduced duplicates.
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    • Betty Schaefer: Don't you sometimes hate yourself?
    • Joe Gillis: Constantly.
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