Sunset Blvd.

Release Date: August 10th, 1950

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary

An aging silent film queen refuses to accept that her stardom has ended. She hires a young screenwriter to help set up her movie comeback. The screenwriter believes he can manipulate her, but he soon finds out he is wrong. The screenwriters ambivalence about their relationship and her unwillingness to let go leads to a situation of violence, madness, and death.

Cast: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson, Fred Clark, Jack Webb, Hedda Hopper, Buster Keaton

Director: Billy Wilder

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Paramount Pictures

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: 1950s, Dark, Death, Fall, Police officer


Nominated Actor
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Winner Writing (Story and Screenplay)
Winner Best Director - Motion Picture
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Music (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Directing
Nominated Cinematography (Black-and-White)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Winner Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Cinematography - Black and White
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Winner Best Picture
Nominated Actress
Winner Art Direction (Black-and-White)
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Best Motion Picture