Sunset Boulevard


Director: Billy Wilder

Stars: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim

Plot: In Hollywood of the 50's, the obscure screenplay writer Joe Gillis is not able to sell his work to the studios, is full of debts. While trying to escape from his creditors, he has a flat tire and parks his car in a decadent mansion in Sunset Boulevard. He meets the owner and former silent-movie star Norma Desmond, who lives alone wit her butler and driver Max von Mayerling. Norma is demented and believes she will return to the cinema industry and proposes Joe to move to the mansion and help her in writing a screenplay for her comeback to the cinema.

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