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Wilder, Billy 1906-2002

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Some like it hot by Billy Wilder( Visual )

196 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 4,592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set during Prohibition, two men, sought by the mob, disguise themselves as girls and join a female jazz band. When they fall in love complications naturallly ensue, which makes for a crazy comedy
Double Indemnity by Billy Wilder( Visual )

112 editions published between 1944 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 3,134 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 )

142 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 3,054 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
The apartment by Billy Wilder( Visual )

84 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,000 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
Sabrina by Billy Wilder( Visual )

102 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,520 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 )

102 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,780 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 )

65 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,767 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 )

57 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,753 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. They spend their time scheming ways to help each other escape, but when two prisoners are killed in an attempt, it becomes obvious that there is a spy among them
Witness for the prosecution by Billy Wilder( Visual )

67 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man is accused of murdering his wealthy woman friend in order to get an early inheritance
Ninotchka by Ernst Lubitsch( Visual )

35 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,171 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 bubbles merrily 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)
Ace in the Hole by Billy Wilder( Visual )

34 editions published between 1951 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 927 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 by Wei de er( Visual )

16 editions published between 1957 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 915 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 )

41 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 856 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 )

77 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy about a young Parisian policeman and his romance with a prostitute
A Film Unfinished( Visual )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in German and English and held by 771 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
Love in the afternoon by Billy Wilder( Visual )

22 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in English and German and held by 740 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
One, two, three by Billy Wilder( Visual )

49 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 721 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
The private life of Sherlock Holmes by Billy Wilder( Visual )

25 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private investigator Sherlock Holmes travels to Scotland to help a woman search for her missing husband
Sunset Blvd.( Visual )

4 editions published between 1950 and 2010 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an aging film queen who prepares for her grand comeback to stardom
Avanti by Billy Wilder( Visual )

27 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man travels to Italy to claim his dead father's body, and discovers he has been conducting an affair there for years. Things get complicated when he falls for the woman's daughter
 
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Billi Uaylder

Billijs Vailders

Billy Wilder American filmmaker

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Billy Wilder cineasta estadounidense nacido en el Imperio Austrohúngaro

Billy Wilder producteur et scénariste américain

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Wilder Billie 1906-2002

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Wilder, Samuel.

Wilder, Samuel 1906-2002

Μπίλι Γουάιλντερ

Били Вајлдер

Били Уайлдър

Біллі Вайлдер

Білі Уайлдэр

Уайлдер, Билли

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בילי ויילדר

بيلي وايلدر

بیلی وایلدر

বিলি ওয়াইল্ডার

ბილი უაილდერი

빌리 와일더 오스트리아 태생으로 유태계 미국인 저널리스트이며 영화감독, 극작가, 제작자이다.

와일더, 빌리 1906-2002

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Double IndemnityThe apartmentThe lost weekendStalag 17Witness for the prosecutionNinotchkaThe fortune cookieIrma la DouceAvanti