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Wilder, Billy 1906-2002

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Some like it hot by Billy Wilder ( Visual )
249 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 4,730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two unemployed musicians accidentally witness the St. Valentine's Day Massacre and flee to Miami disguised as female musicians
Sunset Boulevard by Billy Wilder ( Visual )
133 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 3,073 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. scene which she believes is the highlight of her comeback movie
The apartment by Billy Wilder ( Visual )
85 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 3,027 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 )
109 editions published between 1944 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,915 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
Sabrina by Billy Wilder ( Visual )
125 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The daughter of the chauffeur for an immensely wealthy family returns from Paris and dazzles the family's two sons
The seven year itch by Billy Wilder ( Visual )
89 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A plain, middle-aged married man, Richard Sherman sends his wife Helen and his young son Ricky off to vacation at the seashore in Maine during a sultry summer in New York City. They escape but he must remain behind in the heat, to make money. He sees them off at the train station, promising to eat properly, and neither smoke nor drink. He will be sensible, not play around as soon as his wife leaves like so many other men. That is until he meets his new upstairs neighbor--subletting for the summer--a stunning, curvaceous, wide-eyed blonde with a giggly voice. Sherman is already prone to Walter-Mittyish fantasies, and in a flash his lively imagination goes into full gear as he battles the seven-year itch
The lost weekend by Billy Wilder ( Visual )
58 editions published between 1945 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 1,775 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 )
63 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A group of American G.I.s in a POW camp suspect a spy is among them
Witness for the prosecution by Billy Wilder ( Visual )
78 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,602 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 )
40 editions published between 1939 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 1,156 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 ( )
29 editions published between 1948 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 1,000 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
The fortune cookie by Billy Wilder ( Visual )
49 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 922 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
The Spirit of St. Louis ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1957 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 883 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
Ace in the hole by Billy Wilder ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 878 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."
Irma la Douce by Billy Wilder ( Visual )
79 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Comedy about a young Parisian policeman and his romance with a prostitute
One, two, three by Billy Wilder ( Visual )
63 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 764 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 )
27 editions published between 1956 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
She plays the cello. He plays the field. She's coltishly young. He's worldy and mature. Lovestruck conservatory student Ariane knows she's not like millionaire American playboy Frank Flanagan. But if she pretends to be just as much a cosmopolitan lover as he is, maybe the magic of l'amour will take hold
A film unfinished ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At the end of WWII, 60 minutes of raw film in an East German archive was discovered. Shot by the Nazis in Warsaw in May of 1942, the film became a resource for historians seeking an authentic record of the Warsaw Ghetto. The later discovery of a long-missing reel, including multiple takes and cameramen staging scenes, complicated earlier readings of the footage. Presented is the raw footage in its entirety, falsely showing the 'good life' of Jewish urbanites. Included is an interview, and more
Sunset Blvd ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in English and held by 533 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 )
35 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 533 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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