A true classic. From the unforgettable opening sequence through the inevitable unfolding of tragic destiny the film is the definitive statement on the dark & desperate side of Hollywood. Joe Gillis (Holden) inadvertently finds himself in the driveway of ageing silent film star Norma Desmond (Swanson).
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- BBFC rating
- Running time
- 106 mins
- Other features
- Billy Wilder
- William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich Von Stroheim