Search results for "Billy Wilder"


Billy Wilder Speaks (2006) RT Audience 81%

DVD release: Oct 2006

In 1988, Oscar-winning German filmmaker Volker Schlondorff ("The Tin Drum") sat down with legendary director Billy Wilder at his office in Beverly Hills, California and turned ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Volker Schlöndorff  •  Gisela Grischow
CAST: 

You shouldn't bore: Billy Wilder (2017)

A documentary about Billy Wilder.  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  André Schäfer  •  Jascha Hannover
CAST:  Volker Schlöndorff  •  Paul Diamond  •  Mario Adorf  •  Marthe Keller

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

Double Indemnity (1944) RT 96% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Oct 2000

A rich woman [Barbara Stanwyck] and a calculating insurance agent [Fred MacMurray] plot to kill her unsuspecting husband after he signs a double indemnity policy. Against a ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Billy Wilder
CAST:  Fred MacMurray  •  Barbara Stanwyck  •  Edward G. Robinson  •  Porter Hall

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

DVD release: Jan 2002

Lovestruck conservatory student Ariane pretends to be just as much a cosmopolitan lover as the worldly mature Frank Flannagan hoping that l’amour will take hold.  (more)

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

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

DVD release: Jul 2003

A Coca-Cola executive in West Berlin tries to keep the boss's daughter from marrying a Communist.  (more)

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Lost Weekend (1945) RT 100% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Feb 2001

Don Birnam, a long-time alcoholic, has been sober for ten days and appears to be over the worst... but his craving has just become more insidious. Evading a country weekend ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Billy Wilder
CAST:  Ray Milland  •  Jane Wyman  •  Phillip Terry  •  Howard Da Silva

The Major and the Minor (1942) RT 100% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Apr 2008

Susan Applegate, tired of New York after one year and 25 jobs, decides to return to her home town. Discovering she hasn't enough money for the train fare, Susan disguises ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Billy Wilder
CAST:  Ginger Rogers  •  Ray Milland  •  Rita Johnson  •  Robert Benchley

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

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

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

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