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Wilder, Billy 1906-2002

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Some like it hot by Billy Wilder( Visual )

263 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 4,723 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
Sunset Boulevard by Billy Wilder( Visual )

164 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 3,674 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
Double Indemnity by Billy Wilder( Visual )

137 editions published between 1944 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 3,149 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 )

131 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 3,072 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 Audrey Hepburn( Visual )

107 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,518 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
Stalag 17 by Billy Wilder( Visual )

67 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During World War II, a group of American POWs are imprisoned the German POW camp: Stalag 17. When two prisoners are killed during an escape attempt, they suspect the opportunistic Holden of being the spy in their midst
The lost weekend by Billy Wilder( Visual )

39 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A would-be writer's dissatisfaction with his life leads him on a drinking binge. This film gives an uncompromising look at the effects of alcoholism
Witness for the prosecution by Billy Wilder( Visual )

78 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man is accused of murdering his wealthy woman friend in order to secure her inheritance. The defendant's mysterious wife stuns the courtroom by giving damaging testimony against her husband. The web of intrigue is finally unraveled in a shocking conclusion
Ninotchka by Ernst Lubitsch( Visual )

45 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,186 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 Billy Wilder( Visual )

16 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 920 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 Jean Ure( Visual )

58 editions published between 1965 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 889 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
Ace in the Hole( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 851 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 )

80 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

50 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 794 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 764 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
One, two, three by Billy Wilder( Visual )

61 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 735 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 )

53 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

40 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 509 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
Kiss me, stupid by Billy Wilder( Visual )

43 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two would-be songwriters hijack Dino as he passes through their town. Their attempts to charm him into listening to their songs encounter a problem when one man's wife is the head of Martin's fan club. A substitute is hired to claim his attentions. Things do not exactly work out as planned
Sunset Boulevard by Billy Wilder( Book )

34 editions published between 1948 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 404 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

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

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בילי ויילדר

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와일더, 빌리 1906-2002


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Double IndemnityThe apartmentStalag 17The lost weekendWitness for the prosecutionNinotchkaThe fortune cookieIrma la Douce