October 11, 2013
Gloria Swanson gives a career-defining performance as faded silent screen star Norma Desmond in director Billy Wilder's dark and masterful film classic Sunset Boulevard. William Holden is Joe Gillis the young down-on-his-luck screenwriter whom Norma drafts to help provide her with a workable script for her planned return to the modern-day screen. Erich von Stroheim is Max von Mayerling Norma's devoted servant and chauffeur who harbors a few personal revelations of his own. Hollywood has never taken a more ominous compelling or electrifying look at Hollywood than in this brilliant Oscar-®-winning tour de force that still mesmerizes with its witty sardonic script unforgettable cast and provocative storyline. The exceptional cast also includes Nancy Olson Fred Clark Lloyd Gough Jack Webb and -- as themselves -- Cecil B. DeMille Hedda Hopper Buster Keaton Anna Q. Nilsson and H.B. Warner.