Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson) is a delusional former silent-movie queen who just can’t accept the fact her star has long since faded. Joe Gillis (William Holden) is a struggling screenwriter in need of some dough and a hideout from his creditors. When Gillis stumbles into Desmond’s mansion, she draws him into her fantasy world and gets him to assist her in orchestrating her long-overdue Hollywood comeback.
Directed by Billy Wilder
Screenplay by Billy Wilder, Charles Brackett, D. M. Marshman, Jr.
Produced by Charles Brackett
Released by Paramount Pictures