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Some Like It Hot | Movie Details for Director Billy Wilder | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 92%  Some Like It Hot  121 min,  [Comedy, Romance]  [Billy Wilder]  [14 Apr 1959]
Ratings:  IMDB 8.3/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 96%, Metacritic 97/100, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 13 nominations.
Actors:  George Raft, Jack Lemmon, Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis
Plot:  When two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.
Writer:  Billy Wilder (screenplay), I.A.L. Diamond (screenplay), Robert Thoeren (suggested by a story by), Michael Logan (suggested by a story by)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Witness for the Prosecution | Movie Details for Director Billy Wilder | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 92%  Witness for the Prosecution  116 min,  [Crime, Drama, Mystery]  [Billy Wilder]  [06 Feb 1958]
Ratings:  IMDB 8.4/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 6 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 9 nominations.
Actors:  Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester, Marlene Dietrich, Tyrone Power
Plot:  A veteran British barrister must defend his client in a murder trial that has surprise after surprise.
Writer:  Agatha Christie (in Agatha Christie's international stage success), Billy Wilder (screen play), Harry Kurnitz (screen play), Lawrence B. Marcus (adaptation)
Language:  English, German    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Sunset Boulevard | Movie Details for Director Billy Wilder | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 91%  Sunset Boulevard  110 min,  [Drama, Film-Noir]  [Billy Wilder]  [29 Sep 1950]
Ratings:  IMDB 8.5/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 98%, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 3 Oscars. Another 15 wins & 18 nominations.
Actors:  Erich von Stroheim, Gloria Swanson, Nancy Olson, William Holden
Plot:  A screenwriter is hired to rework a faded silent film star's script, only to find himself developing a dangerous relationship.
Writer:  Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, D.M. Marshman Jr.
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Double Indemnity | Movie Details for Director Billy Wilder | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 91%  Double Indemnity  107 min,  [Crime, Drama, Film-Noir]  [Billy Wilder]  [06 Jul 1944]
Ratings:  IMDB 8.3/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 96%, Metacritic 95/100, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 7 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations.
Actors:  Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Fred MacMurray, Porter Hall
Plot:  An insurance representative lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses an insurance investigator's suspicions.
Writer:  Billy Wilder (screenplay), Raymond Chandler (screenplay), James M. Cain (from the novel by)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Lost Weekend | Movie Details for Director Billy Wilder | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 90%  The Lost Weekend  101 min,  [Drama, Film-Noir]  [Billy Wilder]  [01 Jan 1946]
Ratings:  IMDB 8.0/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 4 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 3 nominations.
Actors:  Howard Da Silva, Jane Wyman, Phillip Terry, Ray Milland
Plot:  The desperate life of a chronic alcoholic is followed through a four-day drinking bout.
Writer:  Charles R. Jackson (from the novel by), Charles Brackett (screen play), Billy Wilder (screen play)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB
The Apartment | Movie Details for Director Billy Wilder | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 88%  The Apartment  125 min,  [Comedy, Drama, Romance]  [Billy Wilder]  [16 Sep 1960]
Ratings:  IMDB 8.3/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 93%, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 5 Oscars. Another 19 wins & 8 nominations.
Actors:  Fred MacMurray, Jack Lemmon, Ray Walston, Shirley MacLaine
Plot:  A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue.
Writer:  Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Stalag 17 | Movie Details for Director Billy Wilder | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 88%  Stalag 17  120 min,  [Comedy, Drama, War]  [Billy Wilder]  [10 Aug 1953]
Ratings:  IMDB 8.0/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 97%, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 5 nominations.
Actors:  Don Taylor, Otto Preminger, Robert Strauss, William Holden
Plot:  When two escaping American World War II prisoners are killed, the German P.O.W. camp barracks black marketeer, J.J. Sefton, is suspected of being an informer.
Writer:  Billy Wilder (written for the screen by), Edwin Blum (written for the screen by), Donald Bevan (based on the play by), Edmund Trzcinski (based on the play by)
Language:  English, German, Russian    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
One, Two, Three | Movie Details for Director Billy Wilder | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 87%  One, Two, Three  115 min,  [Comedy]  [Billy Wilder]  [18 Dec 1961]
Ratings:  IMDB 8.0/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 94%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 7 nominations.
Actors:  Arlene Francis, Horst Buchholz, James Cagney, Pamela Tiffin
Plot:  In West Berlin during the Cold War, a Coca-Cola executive is given the task of taking care of his boss' socialite daughter.
Writer:  Billy Wilder (screenplay), I.A.L. Diamond (screenplay), Ferenc Molnár (play)
Language:  English, German, Russian    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
A Foreign Affair | Movie Details for Director Billy Wilder | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 87%  A Foreign Affair  116 min,  APPROVED,  [Comedy, Drama, Romance]  [Billy Wilder]  [20 Aug 1948]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.4/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 nomination.
Actors:  Jean Arthur, John Lund, Marlene Dietrich, Millard Mitchell
Plot:  In occupied Berlin, an army captain is torn between an ex-Nazi café singer and the U.S. congresswoman investigating her.
Writer:  Charles Brackett (screenplay), Billy Wilder (screenplay), Richard L. Breen (screenplay), Robert Harari (adaptation), David Shaw (original story)
Language:  English, German    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Five Graves to Cairo | Movie Details for Director Billy Wilder | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 87%  Five Graves to Cairo  96 min,  APPROVED,  [Thriller, War]  [Billy Wilder]  [12 Jul 1943]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.4/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Actors:  Akim Tamiroff, Anne Baxter, Erich von Stroheim, Franchot Tone
Plot:  During World War II, an undercover British soldier tries get word to the Allies that the Germans have tons of supplies buried in five excavations across Egypt.
Writer:  Charles Brackett (screenplay), Billy Wilder (screenplay), Lajos Biró (play)
Language:  English, German    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Major and the Minor | Movie Details for Director Billy Wilder | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 87%  The Major and the Minor  100 min,  PASSED,  [Comedy, Romance]  [Billy Wilder]  [24 Dec 1942]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.5/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Awards:  3 wins.
Actors:  Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland, Rita Johnson, Robert Benchley
Plot:  A woman disguises herself as a child to save on a train fare and is taken in charge by an army man who doesn't notice the truth.
Writer:  Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, Edward Childs Carpenter (suggested by a play by), Fanny Kilbourne (from a story by)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Fortune Cookie | Movie Details for Director Billy Wilder | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 84%  The Fortune Cookie  125 min,  APPROVED,  [Comedy, Romance]  [Billy Wilder]  [19 Oct 1966]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.4/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 95%, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations.
Actors:  Jack Lemmon, Judi West, Ron Rich, Walter Matthau
Plot:  A crooked lawyer persuades his brother-in-law to feign a serious injury.
Writer:  Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes | Movie Details for Director Billy Wilder | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 82%  The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes  125 min,  PG-13,  [Adventure, Comedy, Crime]  [Billy Wilder]  [29 Oct 1970]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.2/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 92%, External Reviews
Awards:  3 nominations.
Actors:  Christopher Lee, Colin Blakely, Geneviève Page, Robert Stephens
Plot:  When a bored Holmes eagerly takes the case of Gabrielle Valladon after an attempt on her life, the search for her missing husband leads to Loch Ness and the legendary monster.
Writer:  Arthur Conan Doyle (characters), Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond
Language:  English, Russian, French, German    Country:  UK, USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Ace in the Hole | Movie Details for Director Billy Wilder | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 81%  Ace in the Hole  111 min,  [Drama, Film-Noir]  [Billy Wilder]  [04 Jul 1951]
Ratings:  IMDB 8.2/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 89%, Metacritic 72/100, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 2 nominations.
Actors:  Jan Sterling, Kirk Douglas, Porter Hall, Robert Arthur
Plot:  A frustrated former big-city journalist now stuck working for an Albuquerque newspaper exploits a story about a man trapped in a cave to re-jump start his career, but the situation quickly escalates into an out-of-control circus.
Writer:  Billy Wilder, Lesser Samuels, Walter Newman
Language:  English, Spanish, Latin    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Irma la Douce | Movie Details for Director Billy Wilder | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 80%  Irma la Douce  147 min,  [Comedy, Romance]  [Billy Wilder]  [05 Jun 1963]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.4/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 86%, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 7 nominations.
Actors:  Bruce Yarnell, Jack Lemmon, Lou Jacobi, Shirley MacLaine
Plot:  In Paris, a former policeman falls in love with a prostitute, and tries to get her out of that life by paying for all of her time.
Writer:  Alexandre Breffort (play), Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Love in the Afternoon | Movie Details for Director Billy Wilder | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 80%  Love in the Afternoon  130 min,  [Comedy, Crime, Drama]  [Billy Wilder]  [30 Jun 1957]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.3/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 88%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination.
Actors:  Audrey Hepburn, Gary Cooper, John McGiver, Maurice Chevalier
Plot:  A middle-aged playboy becomes fascinated by the daughter of a private detective who has been hired to entrap him with the wife of a client.
Writer:  Billy Wilder (screenplay), I.A.L. Diamond (screenplay), Claude Anet (novel)
Language:  English, French    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Sabrina | Movie Details for Director Billy Wilder | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 80%  Sabrina  113 min,  [Comedy, Drama, Romance]  [Billy Wilder]  [15 Oct 1954]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.7/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 91%, Metacritic 72/100, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 8 nominations.
Actors:  Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, Walter Hampden, William Holden
Plot:  A playboy becomes interested in the daughter of his family's chauffeur, but it's his more serious brother who would be the better man for her.
Writer:  Billy Wilder (written for the screen by), Samuel A. Taylor (written for the screen by), Ernest Lehman (written for the screen by), Samuel A. Taylor (from the play by)
Language:  English, French    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Avanti! | Movie Details for Director Billy Wilder | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 79%  Avanti!  140 min,  R,  [Comedy, Romance]  [Billy Wilder]  [17 Dec 1972]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.2/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 87%, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 6 nominations.
Actors:  Clive Revill, Edward Andrews, Jack Lemmon, Juliet Mills
Plot:  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.
Writer:  Samuel A. Taylor (play), Billy Wilder (screenplay), I.A.L. Diamond (screenplay)
Language:  English, Italian    Country:  Italy, USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Seven Year Itch | Movie Details for Director Billy Wilder | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 79%  The Seven Year Itch  105 min,  [Comedy, Romance]  [Billy Wilder]  [29 Jul 1955]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.2/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 87%, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 nominations.
Actors:  Evelyn Keyes, Marilyn Monroe, Sonny Tufts, Tom Ewell
Plot:  When his family goes away for the summer, a so far faithful husband is tempted by a beautiful neighbor.
Writer:  Billy Wilder (screenplay), George Axelrod (screenplay), George Axelrod (based upon an original play: "The Seven Year Itch")
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Spirit of St. Louis | Movie Details for Director Billy Wilder | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 78%  The Spirit of St. Louis  135 min,  APPROVED,  [Adventure, Biography, Drama]  [Billy Wilder]  [20 Apr 1957]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.2/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 84%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins.
Actors:  Bartlett Robinson, James Stewart, Murray Hamilton, Patricia Smith
Plot:  Charles 'Slim' Lindbergh struggles to finance and design an airplane that will make his New York to Paris flight the first solo transatlantic crossing.
Writer:  Charles A. Lindbergh (book), Billy Wilder (screenplay), Wendell Mayes (screenplay), Charles Lederer (adaptation)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Death Mills | Movie Details for Director Billy Wilder | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 76%  Death Mills  22 min,  [Documentary, Short]  [Billy Wilder]  [N/A]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.6/10, External Reviews
Actors:  N/A
Plot:  Originally made with a German soundtrack for screening in occupied Germany and Austria, this film was the first documentary to show what the Allies found when they liberated the Nazi ...
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB
The Front Page | Movie Details for Director Billy Wilder | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 73%  The Front Page  105 min,  PG,  [Comedy, Drama, Romance]  [Billy Wilder]  [18 Dec 1974]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.4/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 73%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination.
Actors:  Jack Lemmon, Susan Sarandon, Vincent Gardenia, Walter Matthau
Plot:  As a tabloid newspaper editor tries to prevent his top reporter from retiring, an escaped death row convict shows up at the office trying to convey his innocence.
Writer:  Ben Hecht (play), Charles MacArthur (play), Billy Wilder (screenplay), I.A.L. Diamond (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Fedora | Movie Details for Director Billy Wilder | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 71%  Fedora  114 min,  PG,  [Drama, Romance]  [Billy Wilder]  [13 Sep 1978]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.9/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 73%, External Reviews
Awards:  1 win & 1 nomination.
Actors:  Hildegard Knef, José Ferrer, Marthe Keller, William Holden
Plot:  Down-on-his-luck Hollywood producer Barry 'Dutch' Detweiler attempts to lure Fedora, a famous but reclusive film actress, out of retirement.
Writer:  Billy Wilder (screenplay), I.A.L. Diamond (screenplay), Tom Tryon (based on a story by)
Language:  English, Greek, French    Country:  France, West Germany    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Kiss Me, Stupid | Movie Details for Director Billy Wilder | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 68%  Kiss Me, Stupid  125 min,  APPROVED,  [Comedy, Romance]  [Billy Wilder]  [22 Dec 1964]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.0/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 73%, Metacritic 63/100, External Reviews
Actors:  Dean Martin, Felicia Farr, Kim Novak, Ray Walston
Plot:  Jealous piano teacher Orville Spooner sends his beautiful wife, Zelda, away for the night while he tries to sell a song to famous nightclub singer Dino, who is stranded in town.
Writer:  Billy Wilder (screenplay), I.A.L. Diamond (screenplay), Anna Bonacci (play)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Buddy Buddy | Movie Details for Director Billy Wilder | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 64%  Buddy Buddy  96 min,  R,  [Comedy]  [Billy Wilder]  [11 Dec 1981]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.6/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 62%, External Reviews
Awards:  2 nominations.
Actors:  Jack Lemmon, Klaus Kinski, Paula Prentiss, Walter Matthau
Plot:  During a high profile Mafia testimony case in California's Riverside County, a hired killer checks-in a hotel room near the courthouse while his next door depressed neighbor wants to commit suicide due to marital problems.
Writer:  Francis Veber (play), Francis Veber (story), Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Emperor Waltz | Movie Details for Director Billy Wilder | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 62%  The Emperor Waltz  106 min,  [Comedy, Musical, Romance]  [Billy Wilder]  [02 Jul 1948]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.2/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 63%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 nomination.
Actors:  Bing Crosby, Joan Fontaine, Lucile Watson, Roland Culver
Plot:  A brash American gramophone salesman tries to get Emperor Franz Joseph's endorsement in turn-of-the-century Austria.
Writer:  Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder
Language:  English, German    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Mauvaise graine | Movie Details for Director Alexander Esway, Billy Wilder | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 62%  Mauvaise graine  77 min,  [Comedy, Drama, Romance]  [Alexander Esway, Billy Wilder]  [05 Jul 1934]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.2/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Danielle Darrieux, Paul Escoffier, Pierre Mingand, Raymond Galle
Plot:  A young man-about-Paris, cut off from his father's money, falls in with a picaresque gang of car thieves.
Writer:  Jan Lustig (scenario), Billy Wilder (scenario), Max Kolpé (scenario), Claude-André Puget (collaboration)
Language:  French    Country:  France    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia

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