Tag: Billy Wilder

Five Graves to Cairo-1943 7.3

Five Graves to Cairo-1943

June, 1942. The British Army, retreating ahead of victorious Rommel, leaves a lone survivor on the Egyptian border--Corporal John Bramble, who finds refuge at a remote desert hotel...soon to be German HQ. To survive, Bra...

Stalag 17-1953 8

Stalag 17-1953

It's a dreary Christmas 1944 for the American POWs in Stalag 17. For the men in Barracks 4, all sergeants, have to deal with a grave problem - there seems to be a security leak. The Germans always seem to be forewarned a...

Portrait of a ‘60% Perfect Man’: Billy Wilder-1980 7.3

Portrait of a ‘60% Perfect Man’: Billy Wilder-1980

French film critic Michel Ciment interviews Billy Wilder about his life and film-making....

The Spirit of St. Louis-1957 7.2

The Spirit of St. Louis-1957

Biography of Charles Lindburgh 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 192...

The Major and the Minor-1942 7.5

The Major and the Minor-1942

New York working girl Susan Applegate is desperate to go home to Iowa but does not have the railway fare so she disguises herself as a child to ride half fare. Enroute she meets Philip Kirby, an Army major teaching at a ...

Sabrina-1995 6.3

Sabrina-1995

While she was growing up, Sabrina Fairchild spent more time perched in a tree watching the Larrabee family than she ever did on solid ground. As the chauffeur's daughter on their lavish Long Island estate, Sabrina was in...

A Foreign Affair-1948 7.4

A Foreign Affair-1948

A congressional committee visits occupied Berlin to investigate G.I. morals. Congresswoman Phoebe Frost, appalled at widespread evidence of human frailty, hears rumors that cafe singer Erika, former mistress of a wanted ...

Hold Back the Dawn-1941 7.4

Hold Back the Dawn-1941

Told in flashback from a preface in which the main character visits Paramount to sell his story! Romanian-French gigolo Georges Iscovescu wishes to enter the USA. Stopped in Mexico by the quota system, he decides to marr...

Irma la Douce-1963 7.4

Irma la Douce-1963

Naive, by the book French police officer Nester Patou, is transferred to the Red Light district. Upon witnessing what must be a brothel, he calls the station and organizes a raid, transporting all the 'ladies' to the jai...

Avanti!-1972 7.2

Avanti!-1972

Baltimore industrialist Wendell Armbruster crosses paths with London shop girl Pamela Piggott when they come to Ischia to pick up the bodies of her mother and his father, who have been killed in an automobile accident af...

Fedora-1978 6.9

Fedora-1978

Down-on-his-luck Hollywood producer Barry 'Dutch' Detweiler attempts to lure Fedora, a famous but reclusive film actress, out of retirement.::alf...

The Apartment-1960 8.3

The Apartment-1960

As of November 1, 1959, mild mannered C.C. Baxter has been working at Consolidated Life, an insurance company, for close to four years, and is one of close to thirty-two thousand employees located in their Manhattan head...

One, Two, Three-1961 7.9

One, Two, Three-1961

Post-war Berlin is the microcosm of the polarization of West and East; American and Soviet. C.R. MacNamara's Coca-Cola's head of West Berlin operations, His life goes into a spin when he must deal with the visit of Scarl...

Kiss Me, Stupid-1964 7

Kiss Me, Stupid-1964

Dino, the charming and lecherous Las Vegas singer, stops for gas on his way to Hollywood in Climax, Nevada. The oily gas station attendant is Barney Millsap, a would-be lyricist who writes pop songs with Orville Spooner,...

The Front Page-1974 7.3

The Front Page-1974

When Hildy Johnson, the top reporter of a Chicago newspaper announces that he is quitting to get married, his editor, Walter Burns desperately tries to change his mind. When denial, cursing, and luring don't work, Walter...

Double Indemnity-1944 8.3

Double Indemnity-1944

In 1938, Walter Neff, an experienced salesman of the Pacific All Risk Insurance Co., meets the seductive wife of one of his clients, Phyllis Dietrichson, and they have an affair. Phyllis proposes to kill her husband to r...

The Lost Weekend-1945 7.9

The Lost Weekend-1945

Don Birnam, long-time alcoholic, has been "on the wagon" for ten days and seems to be over the worst; but his craving has just become more insidious. Evading a country weekend planned by his brother Wick and girlfriend H...

The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes-1970 7.1

The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes-1970

Director Billy Wilder adds a new and intriguing twist to the personality of intrepid detective Sherlock Holmes. One thing hasn't changed however: Holmes' crime-solving talents. Holmes and Dr. Watson take on the case of a...

The Fortune Cookie-1966 7.3

The Fortune Cookie-1966

A cameraman is knocked over during a football game. His brother in law as the king of the ambulance chasing lawyers starts a suit while he's still knocked out. The cameraman is against it until he hears that his ex-wife ...

Some Like It Hot-1959 8.2

Some Like It Hot-1959

When two Chicago musicians, Joe and Jerry, witness the the St. Valentine's Day massacre, they want to get out of town and get away from the gangster responsible, Spats Colombo. They're desperate to get a gig out of town ...

Ace in the Hole-1951 8.2

Ace in the Hole-1951

Charles Tatum, a down-on-his-luck reporter, takes a job with a small New Mexico newspaper. The job is pretty boring until he finds a man trapped in an old Indian dwelling. He jumps at the chance to make a name for himsel...

Witness for the Prosecution-1957 8.4

Witness for the Prosecution-1957

Britain, 1953. Upon his return to work following a heart attack, barrister takes on a murder case,. The case is defending American war vet Leonard Vole, a poor, out of work, struggling inventor who's accused of murdering...

Sunset Blvd.-1950 8.4

Sunset Blvd.-1950

In Hollywood of the 50's, the obscure screenplay writer Joe Gillis is not able to sell his work to the studios, is full of debts and is thinking in returning to his hometown to work in an office. While trying to escape f...