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Wilder, Billy 1906-2002

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Some like it hot by Billy Wilder( Visual )

285 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 4,753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two unemployed musicians accidentally witness the St. Valentine's Day Massacre and flee to Miami disguised as female musicians in an all-girl band
Double Indemnity by Billy Wilder( Visual )

151 editions published between 1944 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 3,248 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
The apartment by Billy Wilder( Visual )

154 editions published between 1960 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 3,115 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
Sunset Blvd. by Billy Wilder( Visual )

176 editions published between 1950 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 3,031 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 a young script reader, but Norma breaks up their romance. Thinking she is mad, he tries to leave, but Norma kills him in a scene which she believes is the highlight of her comeback movie
Sabrina by Billy Wilder( Visual )

175 editions published between 1954 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 2,648 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 )

152 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,856 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
Stalag 17 by Billy Wilder( Visual )

95 editions published between 1952 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 1,812 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 )

92 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,785 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
The lost weekend by Billy Wilder( Visual )

93 editions published between 1945 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A would-be writer's dissatisfactor.ion with his life leads him on a three-day binge. This film gives an uncompromising look at the devastating effects of alcoholism
Sunset Boulevard by Billy Wilder( )

46 editions published between 1948 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,627 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
Ninotchka by Ernst Lubitsch( Visual )

62 editions published between 1939 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,189 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)
The Spirit of St. Louis by Wei de er( Visual )

20 editions published between 1957 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From barnstormer to flying-circus wing walker to air-mail pilot, Charles Augustus Lindbergh assaulted the beckoning skies like a lovestruck kid. On May 21, 1927, his affair with the air propelled him into 20th-century legend. That day he landed his single-engine plane at Le Bourget Field outside Paris, following takeoff 33 1/2 hours earlier from Roosevelt Field, New York
Ace in the Hole( Visual )

13 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in English and held by 928 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 )

114 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy about a young Parisian policeman and his romance with a prostitute
The fortune cookie by Jean Ure( Visual )

52 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in 7 languages and held by 853 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
One, two, three by Billy Wilder( Visual )

100 editions published between 1961 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 832 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
A Film Unfinished by Yael Hersonski( Visual )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in German and English and held by 790 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 )

37 editions published between 1956 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Flannegan, an American playboy infamous for his scandalous affairs is smitten by Ariane, 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 Ariane and they stumble through one of the funniest seductions
The private life of Sherlock Holmes by Billy Wilder( Visual )

40 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published between 1950 and 2010 in English and German and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an aging film queen who prepares for her grand comeback to stardom
 
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Billi Uaylder

Billijs Vailders

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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

بلی وائلڈر

بيلي وايلدر

بیلی وایلدر

বিলি ওয়াইল্ডার

ਬਿਲੀ ਵਾਈਲਡਰ

ბილი უაილდერი

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

와일더, 빌리 1906-2002

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