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Wilder, Billy 1906-2002

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Some like it hot by Billy Wilder( Visual )

243 editions published between 1959 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 4,615 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 )

141 editions published between 1943 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 3,229 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 )

137 editions published between 1960 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 3,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ambitious office clerk plans to get ahead by lending out his apartment to his philandering boss, but falls in love with the boss's girlfriend
Sunset Blvd.( Visual )

27 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,651 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, setting tragedy into motion
Sabrina by Billy Wilder( Visual )

164 editions published between 1954 and 2019 in 8 languages and held by 2,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David and Linus are brothers, running a corporate empire. Linus is all work, David is all play. 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
Stalag 17 by Billy Wilder( Visual )

97 editions published between 1952 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,814 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
Sunset Boulevard by Billy Wilder( )

52 editions published between 1948 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,788 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
The seven year itch by Billy Wilder( Visual )

132 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A husband of seven years, alone in New York while his family is on vacations, fantasizes on an affair with the TV model in the upstairs apartment
Witness for the prosecution by Billy Wilder( Visual )

76 editions published between 1957 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man is accused of murdering his wealthy woman friend in order to secure his inheritance. The defendantś 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 )

71 editions published between 1945 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,725 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
Ninotchka by Ernst Lubitsch( Visual )

68 editions published between 1939 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,200 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)
Sunset Boulevard by Billy Wilder( Visual )

167 editions published between 1950 and 2019 in 7 languages and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A harsh look at Hollywood in which an aging silent-movie queen makes a tragic attempt to return to stardom
Ace in the Hole( Visual )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 966 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 )

18 editions published between 1957 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 923 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 )

52 editions published between 1966 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 852 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 )

76 editions published between 1963 and 2019 in 7 languages and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy about a young Parisian policeman and his romance with a prostitute
Love in the afternoon by Billy Wilder( Visual )

53 editions published between 1956 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She plays the cello. He plays the field. She's coltishly young. He's worldly 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
One, two, three by Billy Wilder( Visual )

86 editions published between 1961 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 799 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 734 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
The private life of Sherlock Holmes by Billy Wilder( Visual )

46 editions published between 1970 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private investigator Sherlock Holmes travels to Scotland to help a woman search for her missing husband
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The lost weekend
Double IndemnityThe apartmentStalag 17Sunset BoulevardWitness for the prosecutionThe lost weekendNinotchkaThe fortune cookieIrma la Douce
Alternative Names
Billi Uaylder

Billijs Vailders

Billijs Vailders amerikāņu kinorežisors, scenārists un producents

Billy Wilder American filmmaker

Billy Wilder americký filmový režisér

Billy Wilder Amerikaans filmregisseur

Billy Wilder cineasta estadounidense nacido en el Imperio Austrohúngaro

Billy Wilder producteur et scénariste américain

Billy Wilder regista austriaco

Billy Wilder reżyser amerykański


Wilder, Billie.

Wilder Billie 1906-2002

Wilder, Billy

Wilder Samuel

Wilder, Samuel 1906-2002

Μπίλι Γουάιλντερ

Били Вајлдер

Били Уайлдър

Біллі Вайлдер

Білі Уайлдэр

Уайлдер, Билли

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בילי ויילדר

בילי ויילדר תסריטאי ובמאי קולנוע יהודי-אמריקאי

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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