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Wilder, Billy 1906-2002

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Some like it hot by Billy Wilder( Visual )

171 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 4,620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two unemployed musicians accidentally witness the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, after which they flee to Miami disguised as female musicians
The apartment by Billy Wilder( Visual )

90 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 3,011 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 )

107 editions published between 1944 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 3,005 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 )

107 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,940 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
Sabrina by Billy Wilder( Visual )

141 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David and Linus are brothers running the family corporation. When the chauffeur's daughter comes back from Paris she finds she has the attention of David, whom she has always liked, but starts to fall in love with Linus. Includes bonus features
The lost weekend by Billy Wilder( Visual )

60 editions published between 1945 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,774 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 1,763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of American G.I.s in a POW camp suspect a spy is among them
The seven year itch by Billy Wilder( Visual )

85 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,754 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
Witness for the prosecution by Billy Wilder( Visual )

53 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,640 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 )

48 editions published between 1939 and 2015 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 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 )

24 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,016 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 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows a transatlantic flight in 1927. Charles Lindbergh flies a specially constructed plane, 3,600 miles nonstop New York to Paris in 33 1/2 hours
The fortune cookie by Billy Wilder( Visual )

38 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 894 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 )

83 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy about a young Parisian policeman and his romance with a prostitute
One, two, three by Billy Wilder( Visual )

65 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 756 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 )

36 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 745 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 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death Mills: "Directed by...Billy Wilder for the U.S. War Department in 1945, [this film] was originally intended for screening in occupied Germany and Austria and featured a German language soundtrack...[T]he first documentary to show what the Allies found when they liberated the Nazi extermination camps: the survivors, the conditions, and the evidence of mass murder." -- Onscreen menu
Sunset Blvd( Visual )

8 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in English and held by 638 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 )

27 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private investigator Sherlock Holmes travels to Scotland to help a woman search for her missing husband
Sunset Boulevard by Billy Wilder( Book )

38 editions published between 1948 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 414 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. This facsimile edition of the screenplay provides intriguing background information about Wilder and the film's casting and production
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Billi Uaylder

Billijs Vailders

Billy Wilder American filmmaker

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Billy Wilder producteur et scnariste amricain

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Wilder Billie 1906-2002

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Wilder, Samuel.

Wilder, Samuel 1906-2002

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