Biography of Billy Wilder


Study Guides on Works by Billy Wilder

Billy Wilder’s The Apartment may seem to belong more to the 1950s or even farther back than it does to movie comedies like The Graduate or Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice. The film’s release date of 1960 makes it the ideal sophisticated...

Many critics and film historians point to April 24, 1944 as the birth date of film noir for it was on that date that Double Indemnity premiered. As is the case with so many other things to come out of Hollywood, film noir may be shaving a year or...

Some Like It Hot is a 1959 comedy film directed by Billy Wilder and starring Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis. The film is based on the French movie Fanfares Of Love about musicians who dress in drag in order to hide from mafia...