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Wilder, Billy 1906-2002

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Some like it hot by Billy Wilder( Visual )
169 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 4,639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two unemployed musicians accidentally witness the St. Valentine's Day Massacre and flee to Miami disguised as female musicians
The apartment by Billy Wilder( Visual )
88 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 3,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An ambitious office clerk plans to get ahead by lending out his apartment to his boss, but falls in love with the boss's girlfriend
Double indemnity by Billy Wilder( Visual )
104 editions published between 1944 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A calculating wife encourages her wealthy husband to sign a double indemnity policy proposed by smitten insurance agent Walter Neff. As the would-be lovers plot the unsuspecting husband's murder, they are pursued by a suspicious claims manager. It's a race against time to get away with the perfect crime in this heart-pounding Academy Award-nominated masterpiece"--Container
Sunset Boulevard by Billy Wilder( Visual )
105 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pursued by creditors, Joe swerves into a driveway of a seemingly abandoned Sunset Boulevard mansion. He finds Norma, an ex-screen queen dreaming of a dramatic comeback and her husband/servant living there. She takes a fancy to Joe and, learning that he is a scriptwriter, persuades him to help her with her comeback screenplay. Being broke he accepts. He falls in love with young script reader, but Norma breaks up their romance. Thinking she is mad, he tries to leave, but Norma kills him
Sabrina by Billy Wilder( Visual )
140 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The daughter of the chauffeur returns from Paris and dazzles the family's two sons
The seven year itch by Billy Wilder( Visual )
95 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A husband of seven years, alone in New York while his family vacations, fantasizes an affair with the TV model in the upstairs apartment
The lost weekend by Billy Wilder( Visual )
52 editions published between 1945 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A would-be writer's dissatisfaction with his life leads him on a three-day binge. This film gives an uncompromising look at the devastating effects of alcoholism
Stalag 17 by Billy Wilder( Visual )
69 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During World War II, a group of G.I.'s are thrown together in the notorious German prison camp - Stalag 17. Their time is spent plotting ways to escape. When two prisoners are killed in an escape attempt, it becomes obvious that there is a spy among them
Witness for the prosecution by Billy Wilder( Visual )
54 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A man is accused of murdering his wealthy woman friend in order to secure his inheritance. The defendant's mysterious wife stuns the courtroom by giving damaging testimony against her husband. The web of intrigue is finally unwoven in a shocking, chilling conclusion
Ninotchka by Ernst Lubitsch( Visual )
44 editions published between 1939 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Garbo plays a dour, severe Soviet official who comes to Paris on business involving the sale of some czarist jewels. But soon business turns to pleasure as she discovers the special magic of Paris and finds herself succumbing to the charms of a suave Frenchman named Leon D'Algout (Melvyn Douglas). The plot develops as Ninotchka chooses between romance and duty--and must even confront a rival for Leon's affection in the exiled Grand Duchess Swana (Ina Claire)
Sunset Boulevard by Billy Wilder( )
37 editions published between 1948 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 1,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sunset Boulevard (1950) is one of the most famous films in the history of Hollywood, and perhaps no film better represents Hollywood's vision of itself. Billy Wilder collaborated on the screenplay with the very able Charles Brackett, and with D.M. Marshman Jr., who later joined the team. Together they created a film both allusive and literate, with Hollywood's worst excesses and neuroses laid out for all to see. After viewing Sunset Boulevard Louis B. Mayer exclaimed: "We should throw this Wilder out of town!" The New York Times, however, gave the movie a rave review, praising "that rare blen
Ace in the hole by Billy Wilder( Visual )
24 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Ace in the Hole, in this case, is Leo Minosa, trapped in a cliff dwelling near Albuquerque, N.M. The publicity from his situation could build a winning hand for several people: Chuck Tatum, manipulative veteran newsman; Lorraine, his bored wife who dreams of city lights; Sheriff Gus Kretzer, boosting his re-election campaign; and young Herbie, a reporter who wants to make the big leagues. In 1951, there was no 24-hour cable news, and the Albuquerque paper was not on the Internet. The modern media age, however, was dawning. A veritable carnival sets up at the rescue scene, which may be one of the sources of the term "media circus."
The Spirit of St. Louis ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1957 and 2006 in English and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biography of Charles Lindbergh from his days of precarious mail runs in aviation's infancy to his design of a small transatlantic plane and the vicissitudes of its takeoff and epochal flight from New York to Paris in 1927
The fortune cookie by Billy Wilder( Visual )
33 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A TV cameraman, trampled by a half-back while shooting a football game, and his shyster brother-in-law team up to defraud an insurance company in a million dollar law suit
Irma la Douce by Billy Wilder( Visual )
82 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Comedy about a young Parisian policeman and his romance with a prostitute
One, two, three by Billy Wilder( Visual )
67 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Berlin, after the Second World War: C.R. MacNamara presides over the German branch of Coca-Cola, dreaming of being promoted to London, by capturing the untapped Russian market. His plans for advancement run into a snag, when he is asked to watch over the boss' ditsy, impulsive 17 year-old daughter Scarlett on her European vacation. Unsurprisingly, she almost immediately gets into trouble of the worst kind by slipping across the border to East Germany, to marry the violently anti-Yankee Communist Otto. When the home office headman decides to visit his daughter, Cagney masterminds an elaborate masquerade that backfires
Love in the afternoon by Billy Wilder( Visual )
34 editions published between 1956 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frank Flannegan, an American playboy infamous for his scandalous affairs is smitten by Arlane, the beautiful, innocent daughter of the worldly detective, hired by a man who believes that Frank is carrying on with his wife. Frank turns out to be no match for Arlane and they stumble through one of the funniest seductions
A film unfinished ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and German and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This potent documentary uses a long-lost film reel to illustrate how the Nazis controlled images of Jewish life during World War II. Though the Nazis made a propaganda movie of contented Jews in the Warsaw ghetto, the missing spool exposes the truth. Director Yael Hersonski shows how the imagery was staged to distort historical knowledge and, with the aid of Jewish survivors' testimony, chronicles the horrifying reality of ghetto life
Sunset Blvd ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of an aging film queen who prepares for her grand comeback to stardom
The private life of Sherlock Holmes by Billy Wilder( Visual )
30 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Private investigator Sherlock Holmes travels to Scotland to help a woman search for her missing husband
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Wilder Billie 1906-2002
Wilder, Billy
Wilder, Samuel.
Wilder, Samuel 1906-2002
ワイルダー, ビリー
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