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A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity.

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Directed by

Billy Wilder

Written by

Charles Brackett (Screenplay)
Billy Wilder (Screenplay)
D.M. Marshman Jr. (Screenplay)

Runtime

110 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

A Hollywood Story

Cast

Keywords

jealousy los angeles madness film noir delusion hollywood butler new year's eve breaking the fourth wall screenwriter loss of sense of reality diva aging actor silent film star has been kept man grandiose behavior movie studio

Photos

Lists

#56 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#36 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#16 on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies – 10th Anniversary Edition AFI

#63 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

Awards

Oscar for Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Billy Wilder Charles Brackett D.M. Marshman Jr.

Oscar for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White Sam Comer Ray Moyer Hans Dreier John Meehan

Oscar for Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture Franz Waxman

Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White John F. Seitz