Billy Wilder's biting, cynical black comedy about Hollywood in decay stars screen legend Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond, a proud, unstable silent luminary who takes in a penniless screenwriter (William Holden). Erich von Stroheim is superb as Swanson's Prussian butler and keeper; Buster Keaton, Hedda Hopper and Cecil B. DeMille appear in cameos. Winner of 3 Academy Awards.
William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson, Fred Clark, Lloyd Gough, Jack Webb, Franklyn Farnum, Larry Blake, Charles Dayton, Cecil B. DeMille, Hedda Hopper, Buster Keaton, Anna Q. Nilsson, H.B. Warner, Ray Evans, Jay Livingston