Search results for "Billy Wilder"


A Foreign Affair (1948) RT 100% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Sep 1998

In occupied Berlin, an army captain is torn between an ex-Nazi cafe singer and the U.S. congresswoman investigating her.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Billy Wilder
CAST:  Jean Arthur  •  Marlene Dietrich  •  John Lund  •  Millard Mitchell

Ace in the Hole (1951)

A frustrated former big-city journalist now stuck working for an Albuquerque newspaper exploits a story about a man trapped in a cave to revitalize his career, but the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Billy Wilder
CAST:  Kirk Douglas  •  Jan Sterling  •  Robert Arthur  •  Porter Hall

Buddy Buddy (1981) RT 62% / Audience 42%

Buddy Buddy is a 1981 American comedy film directed by Billy Wilder that stars Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Paula Prentiss and Klaus Kinski. The screenplay by Wilder and I.A.L ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Billy Wilder
CAST:  Jack Lemmon  •  Walter Matthau  •  Paula Prentiss  •  Klaus Kinski

Fedora (1978) RT 73% / Audience 61%

DVD release: May 1992

An ambitious Hollywood hustler becomes involved with a reclusive female star whom he tries to lure out of retirement.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Billy Wilder
CAST:  William Holden  •  Marthe Keller  •  Hildegard Knef  •  José Ferrer

The Front Page (1974) RT 73% / Audience 73%

DVD release: Jun 1998

The Front Page is a comedy from director Billy Wilder from 1974 starring Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau and Susan Sarandon. A journalist named Johnson is suffering from burn-out ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Billy Wilder
CAST:  Jack Lemmon  •  Walter Matthau  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Vincent Gardenia

Avanti! (1972) RT 87% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Jul 2003

A successful businessman goes to Italy to arrange for the return of his tycoon-father's body only to discover dad died with his mistress of long standing.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Billy Wilder
CAST:  Jack Lemmon  •  Juliet Mills  •  Clive Revill  •  Edward Andrews

The Fortune Cookie (1966) RT 95% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Mar 2001

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 ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Billy Wilder
CAST:  Jack Lemmon  •  Walter Matthau  •  Ron Rich  •  Judi West

Kiss Me, Stupid (1964) RT 73% / Audience 66%

DVD release: Jul 2003

A jealous piano teacher Orville Spooner sends his beautiful wife, Zelda, away for the night while he tries to sell a song to a famous nightclub singer Dino, who is stranded in town  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Billy Wilder
CAST:  Dean Martin  •  Kim Novak  •  Ray Walston  •  Felicia Farr

Irma la Douce (1963) RT 86% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Sep 2001

Nester Patou, a naive police officer, is transferred to the red light district in Paris and organizes a raid on a dodgy hotel running as a brothel - inadvertently disrupting ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Billy Wilder
CAST:  Jack Lemmon  •  Shirley MacLaine  •  Lou Jacobi  •  Cliff Osmond

One, Two, Three (1961) RT 94% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Jul 2003

One, Two, Three – A scorching business comedy that plays during the Cold War in Berlin, Germany. With it’s political satire director Billy Wilder depicts the fight between ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Billy Wilder
CAST:  James Cagney  •  Horst Buchholz  •  Pamela Tiffin  •  Arlene Francis




The Apartment (1960) RT 93% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Jun 2001

Bud Baxter is a minor clerk in a huge New York insurance company, until he discovers a quick way to climb the corporate ladder. He lends out his apartment to the executives as ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Billy Wilder
CAST:  Jack Lemmon  •  Shirley MacLaine  •  Fred MacMurray  •  Ray Walston

Some Like It Hot (1959) RT 96% / Audience 94%

DVD release: May 2001

Two musicians witness a mob hit and struggle to find a way out of the city before they are found by the gangsters. Their only opportunity is to join an all-girl band as they ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Romance
DIRECTION:  Billy Wilder
CAST:  Marilyn Monroe  •  Tony Curtis  •  Jack Lemmon  •  George Raft

Witness for the Prosecution (1957) RT 100% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Dec 2001

When Leonard Vole is arrested for the sensational murder of a rich, middle-aged widow, the famous Sir Wilfrid Robarts agrees to appear on his behalf. Sir Wilfrid, recovering ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Billy Wilder
CAST:  Tyrone Power  •  Marlene Dietrich  •  Charles Laughton  •  Elsa Lanchester

Love in the Afternoon (1957) RT 88% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Jan 2002

A middle-aged playboy is fascinated by the daughter of a private detective who has been hired to entrap him.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Billy Wilder
CAST:  Gary Cooper  •  Audrey Hepburn  •  Maurice Chevalier  •  John McGiver

The Spirit of St. Louis (1957) RT 84% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Aug 2006

Charles 'Slim' Lindbergh struggles to finance and design an airplane that will make his New York to Paris flight the first solo transatlantic crossing.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Billy Wilder
CAST:  James Stewart  •  Murray Hamilton  •  Patricia Smith  •  Bartlett Robinson

The Seven Year Itch (1955) RT 86% / Audience 76%

DVD release: May 2001

With his family away for their annual summer holiday, Richard Sherman decides he has the opportunity to live a bachelor's life. The beautiful but ditzy blonde from the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Billy Wilder
CAST:  Marilyn Monroe  •  Tom Ewell  •  Evelyn Keyes  •  Sonny Tufts

Sabrina (1954) RT 91% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Apr 2001

Linus and David Larrabee are the two sons of a very wealthy family. Linus is all work -- busily running the family corporate empire, he has no time for a wife and family. ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Billy Wilder
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Audrey Hepburn  •  William Holden  •  Walter Hampden

Stalag 17 (1953) RT 97% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Dec 1999

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 ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Billy Wilder
CAST:  William Holden  •  Don Taylor  •  Otto Preminger  •  Robert Strauss

Sunset Boulevard (1950) RT 98% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Nov 2002

A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Billy Wilder
CAST:  William Holden  •  Gloria Swanson  •  Erich von Stroheim  •  Nancy Olson