Director Billy Wilder’s Cinematic Masterpiece Celebrates Its 70th Anniversary SUNSET BOULEVARD

Director Billy Wilder’s Cinematic Masterpiece
Celebrates Its 70th Anniversary


Ready For Its Close-Up on Digital, Blu-ray & DVD

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An enthralling portrait of Hollywood and the dark side of fame, the acclaimed and enduring classic SUNSET BOULEVARD celebrates its 70th anniversary this year.  Directed and co-written by the legendary Billy Wilder, SUNSET BOULEVARD was nominated for 11 Academy Awards®, including Best Picture, and won three for Best Art Direction, Best Music and Best Writing.*

Originally released in August of 1950, SUNSET BOULEVARD was among the first films selected for preservation in the National Film Registry and is in the top 20 of the AFI’s Greatest American Films of All Time.

Gloria Swanson and William Holden give riveting performances as two of the silver screen’s most memorable characters: the aging silent film queen Norma Desmond and struggling young screenwriter Joe Gillis.  The bizarre and twisted story that unfolds between them is a brilliant combination of noir, black comedy and character study, as well as a scathing and pitch-black commentary on Hollywood.

SUNSET BOULEVARD also features masterful performances by Erich von Stroheim as Desmond’s ex-husband/butler and Nancy Olson as the wholesome script reader who falls for Gillis, along with cameo appearances by director Cecil B. DeMille, gossip columnist Hedda Hopper, and silent film actor Buster Keaton.

SUNSET BOULEVARD is available now to rent or buy on Digital platforms including Apple TVAmazon Prime VideoVuduGoogle PlayMicrosoft Movies & TVFandangoNOW, and more.  The film is also available on Blu-ray and DVD from Paramount Home Entertainment.


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*Winner: Best Writing, Story and Screenplay; Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black & White; Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture, 1951.  Additional nominations: Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Black & White, Best Film Editing, Best Picture.

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