Sunset Boulevard

A Hollywood Story

Category: Drama
A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity.

Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1950-08-10
Run time: 110 minute / 1:50
Budget: $1,752,000
Revenue: $5,000,000
Director: Billy Wilder
Writers: Billy Wilder, Charles Brackett, D.M. Marshman Jr..
Production Company : Paramount
Production Country: United States of America


William Holden
as Joe Gillis
Gloria Swanson
as Norma Desmond
Erich von Stroheim
as Max von Mayerling
Nancy Olson
as Betty Schaefer
Fred Clark
as Sheldrake
Lloyd Gough
as Morino
Jack Webb
as Artie Green
Franklyn Farnum
as Undertaker
Larry J. Blake
as 1st Finance Man
Charles Dayton
as 2nd Finance Man
Cecil B. DeMille
as Cecil B. DeMille
Hedda Hopper
as Hedda Hopper
Buster Keaton
as Buster Keaton
Anna Q. Nilsson
as Anna Q. Nilsson
H.B. Warner
as H.B. Warner
Ray Evans
as Ray Evans
Jay Livingston
as Jay Livingston
Fred Aldrich
as Cop Who Drags Joe's Body from Pool (uncredited)
Joel Allen
as Prop Man #2 (uncredited)
Gertrude Astor
as Courtier (uncredited)
Anne Bauchens
as Editor (uncredited)
Edward Biby
as Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Danny Borzage
as Accordionist (uncredited)
Ken Christy
as Homicide Captain (uncredited)
Ruth Clifford
as Sheldrake's Secretary (uncredited)
John Cortay
as Young Gate Guard Mac at Paramount Studios (uncredited)
Archie R. Dalzell
as Camera Operator (uncredited)
Eddie Dew
as Assistant Coroner (uncredited)
Julia Faye
as Hisham (uncredited)
Al Ferguson
as Phone Standby (uncredited)
Gerry Ganzer
as Betty's Roommate Connie (uncredited)
Rudy Germane
as Detective (uncredited)
Kenneth Gibson
as Salesman at Men's Shop (uncredited)
Creighton Hale
as Creighton Hale (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton
as Grip on DeMille Set (uncredited)
Len Hendry
as Police Sergeant (uncredited)
E. Mason Hopper
as Doctor (uncredited)
Stan Johnson
as First Assistant Director (uncredited)
Tiny Jones
as Little Woman Outside Paramount Gate (uncredited)
Howard Joslin
as Police Lieutenant (uncredited)
Arthur Lane
as Camera Operator (uncredited)
Perc Launders
as Violinist at Norma's New Year's Eve Party (uncredited)
William Meader
as Party Guest (uncredited)
Gertrude Messinger
as Hairdresser (uncredited)
Harold Miller
as Man on Golf Course (uncredited)
Howard Negley
as Police Captain (uncredited)
John "Skins" Miller
as Hog-Eye Electrician (uncredited)
Lee Miller
as Dancing Party Guest / Paramount Studio Employee (uncredited)
Ralph Montgomery
as Prop Man #1 (uncredited)
Bert Moorhouse
as Gordon Cole (uncredited)
Jay Morley
as Fat Man (uncredited)
Eva Novak
as Courtier (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor
as Courtier (uncredited)
Robert Emmett O'Connor
as Older Paramount Gate Guard Jonesy (uncredited)
Jack Perrin
as Detective (uncredited)
Sidney Skolsky
as Sidney Skolsky (uncredited)
Emmett Smith
as Black Man (uncredited)
Archie Twitchell
as Salesman at Men's Shop (uncredited)
Yvette Vickers
as Giggling Girl on Phone at Party (uncredited)
Edward Wahrman
as Camera Assistant (uncredited)
Henry Wilcoxon
as Actor on DeMille's 'Samson & Delilah' Set (uncredited)
Peter Drynan
as Tailor (uncredited)
Sanford E. Greenwald
as Newsreel Cameraman (uncredited)
James Hawley
as Camera Assistant (uncredited)
Alan Marston
as Reporter (uncredited)
Bernice Mosk
as Bernice (uncredited)
Virginia L. Randolph
as Courtier (uncredited)
Bill Sheehan
as Second Assistant Director (uncredited)
Roy Thompson
as Rudy, Shoeshine Boy (uncredited)
Jack Warden
as Party Guest (uncredited)
Franz Waxman Original Music Composer

Billy Wilder Screenplay

Billy Wilder Director

Doane Harrison Supervising Editor
Arthur P. Schmidt Editor

Costume & Make-Up
Edith Head Costume Design

Sam Comer Set Decoration
Ray Moyer Set Decoration

Costume & Make-Up
Wally Westmore Makeup Supervisor

Charles Brackett Screenplay

Charles Brackett Producer

D.M. Marshman Jr. Screenplay

John F. Seitz Director of Photography

Hans Dreier Art Direction
John Meehan Art Direction

Hugh Brown Production Manager

Gerd Oswald Second Assistant Director

Harry Lindgren Sound Recordist
John Cope Sound Recordist
Leonid Raab Orchestrator

Visual Effects
Gordon Jennings Visual Effects

Frank Bracht Assistant Editor

Sidney Cutner Orchestrator
Leo Shuken Orchestrator
George Parrish Orchestrator

Costume & Make-Up
Nellie Manley Hairstylist

Visual Effects
Farciot Edouart Visual Effects

Charles C. Coleman Assistant Director

Costume & Make-Up
Karl Silvera Makeup Artist

Gene Lauritzen Construction Coordinator

Otto Pierce Camera Operator

Tom Plews Props

Costume & Make-Up
Hazel Hegarty Wardrobe Master
Ed Fitzharris Wardrobe Master

Jack Colconda Assistant Property Master

Costume & Make-Up
Frank Thayer Makeup Artist
Vera Tomei Hairstylist

Steve Beers Head Carpenter

Glen E. Richardson Still Photographer
Harlow Stengel Assistant Camera

Walter Tayler Gaffer

Fred True Grip

Ronnie Lubin Dialogue Coach
Norris Stensland Technical Advisor

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