5/10

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Runtime: 110 min

Genres: Drama | Film-Noir

Languages: English

Countries: USA


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



Directors (1)

Writers (3)

Billy Wilder (written by) &
Charles Brackett (written by) &
D.M. Marshman Jr. (written by)

Composers (1)

Franz Waxman (music score)

Editors (2)

Arthur P. Schmidt (as Arthur Schmidt)
Doane Harrison

Cinematographers (1)

John F. Seitz (director of photography)

Actors (65)

Al Ferguson Phone Standby (uncredited)
Anna Q. Nilsson Herself
Archie R. Dalzell Camera Operator (uncredited)
Archie Twitchell Salesman at Men's Shop (uncredited)
Arthur Lane Camera Operator (uncredited)
Bernice Mosk Herself (uncredited)
Bert Moorhouse Gordon Cole (uncredited)
Bill Sheehan Second Assistant Director (uncredited)
Buster Keaton Himself
Cecil B. DeMille Himself
Charles Dayton 2nd Finance Man
Chuck Hamilton Grip on DeMille Set (uncredited)
Creighton Hale Undetermined Role (uncredited)
E. Mason Hopper Doctor (uncredited)
Eddie Dew Assistant Coroner (uncredited)
Edward Wahrman Camera Assistant (uncredited)
Emmett Smith Black Man (uncredited)
Erich von Stroheim Max Von Mayerling
Eva Novak Courtier (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor Courtier (uncredited)
Franklyn Farnum Undertaker
Fred Aldrich Cop Who Drags Joe's Body from Pool (uncredited)
Fred Clark Sheldrake
Gerry Ganzer Connie - Betty's Roommate (uncredited)
Gertrude Astor Courtier (uncredited)
Gertrude Messinger Hairdresser (uncredited)
Gloria Swanson Norma Desmond
Harold Miller Man on Golf Course (uncredited)
H.B. Warner Himself
Hedda Hopper Herself
Henry Wilcoxon Himself - Actor on DeMille's 'Samson & Delilah' Set (uncredited)
Howard Joslin Police Lieutenant (uncredited)
Howard Negley Police Captain (uncredited)
Jack Perrin Detective (uncredited)
Jack Webb Artie Green
James Hawley Camera Assistant (uncredited)
Jay Livingston Himself
Jay Morley Fat Man (uncredited)
Joe Gray Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Joel Allen Prop Man #2 (uncredited)
John Cortay Mac - Young Gate Guard at Paramount Studios (uncredited)
John 'Skins' Miller Hog-eye - Electrician (uncredited)
Julia Faye Hisham (uncredited)
Ken Christy Homicide Captain (uncredited)
Kenneth Gibson Salesman at Men's Shop (uncredited)
Larry J. Blake 1st Finance Man (as Larry Blake)
Lee Miller Dancing Party Guest / Paramount Studio Employee (uncredited)
Len Hendry Police Sergeant (uncredited)
Lloyd Gough Morino
Nancy Olson Betty Schaefer
Ottola Nesmith Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Perc Launders Violinist at Norma's New Year's Eve Party (uncredited)
Peter Drynan Tailor (uncredited)
Ralph Montgomery Prop Man #1 (uncredited)
Ray Evans Himself
Robert Emmett O'Connor Jonesy - Older Paramount Gate Guard (uncredited)
Roy Thompson Rudy - Shoeshine Boy (uncredited)
Ruth Clifford Sheldrake's Secretary (uncredited)
Sanford E. Greenwald Newsreel Cameraman (uncredited)
Sidney Skolsky Himself (uncredited)
Stan Johnson First Assistant Director (uncredited)
Tiny Jones Little Woman outside Paramount Gate (uncredited)
Virginia L. Randolph Courtier (uncredited)
William Holden Joe Gillis
Yvette Vickers Giggling Girl on Phone at Party (uncredited)