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Billy Wilder United States, 1950

MS1915's rating of the film Sunset Blvd.

This film really is a piece of cinematic history. It's very melancholy and gripping to see Gloria Swanson play a washed-up silent film star. And she is truly amazing at her role. Holden acts more as a a device and a narrator to Swanson's acting, but he holds his own. The only problem I have is the relationship between him and Betty Schaefer; it takes a turn much to quickly. Otherwise, a truly great film.