Gloria Swanson plays Norma Desmond, a forgotten and bitter silent movie star, in Billy Wilder’s classic.
Dir Billy Wilder
With Gloria Swanson, William Holden, Erich von Stroheim
Gloria Swanson plays Norma Desmond, the forgotten silent star who seizes on a chance encounter with an unsuccessful screenwriter to try to propel her back into the industry that has turned its back on her. A true classic, Wilder’s picture of an unforgiving industry that disposes of its stars as quickly as it creates them still feels pertinent today.