Gloria Swanson is Norma Desmond, an aging silent film queen, and William Holden is Joe Gillis, the struggling writer who is held in thrall to her madness. Together, Swanson and Gillis delivered two of the silver screen's most memorable performances in this riveting Hollywood melodrama. Solidifying his status as one of America's best filmmakers, Billy Wilder weaves a bizarre and lurid tale of desperation into a cinematic classic. From the unforgettable opening sequence to the inevitable unfolding of its protagonists' tragic destinies, it's easy to see why Sunset Boulevard is widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time. It's the definitive statement on the dark side of fame, often imitated but never duplicated.
Age Appropriateness: 13+
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