The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes Script

Script by:Arthur Conan Doyle (Characters), Billy Wilder (Writer), I. A. L. Diamond (Writer)
Directed by:Billy Wilder
Year:1970

Plot: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 beautiful woman whose husband has vanished. The investigation proves strange indeed, involving six missing midgets, villainous monks, a Scottish castle, the Loch Ness monster, and covert naval experiments. Can the sleuths make sense of all this and solve the mystery
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Stalag 17 Script

Script by:Donald Bevan (Theatre Play), Edmund Trzcinski (Theatre Play), Billy Wilder (Screenplay), Edwin Blum (Screenplay)
Directed by:Billy Wilder
Year:1953

Plot:Stalag 17 is a war time film from director Billy Wilder set in a German prison camp. The story follows a group of Americans that want to break out and a cynical serviceman who has to prove he's not an informer.
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The Spirit of St. Louis (1957) Script

Script by:Billy Wilder (Screenplay), Charles A. Lindbergh (Novel), Wendell Mayes (Screenplay), Charles Lederer (Adaptation)
Directed by:Billy Wilder
Year:1957

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.
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Ninotchka Script

Script by:Charles Brackett (Screenplay), Billy Wilder (Screenplay), Walter Reisch (Screenplay), Melchior Lengyel (Novel)
Directed by:Ernst Lubitsch
Year:1939

Plot:A stern Russian woman sent to Paris on official business finds herself attracted to a man who represents everything she is supposed to detest.
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The Apartment Script

Script by:Billy Wilder (Author), I. A. L. Diamond (Author), Billy Wilder (Screenplay), I. A. L. Diamond (Screenplay)
Directed by:Billy Wilder
Year:1960

Plot: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 a place to take their mistresses. Although he often has to deal with the aftermath of their visits, one night he's left with a major problem to solve.
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Witness for the Prosecution Script

Script by:Agatha Christie (Novel), Lawrence B. Marcus (Adaptation), Billy Wilder (Screenplay), Harry Kurnitz (Screenplay)
Directed by:Billy Wilder
Year:1957

Plot: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 from a near-fatal heart attack, is *supposed* to be on a diet of bland, civil suits. But the lure of the criminal courts is too much for him, especially when the case is so difficult: Vole's only alibi witness is his wife, the calm and coldly calculating Christine Vole. Sir Wilfrid's task becomes even more impossible when Christine agrees to be a witness not for the defence but for the prosecution.
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Sabrina (1954) Script

Script by:Samuel A. Taylor (Author), Billy Wilder (Screenplay), Ernest Lehman (Screenplay)
Directed by:Billy Wilder
Year:1954

Plot: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. David is all play -- technically he is employed by the family business, but never shows up for work, spends all his time entertaining, and has been married and divorced three times. Meanwhile, Sabrina Fairchild is the young, shy, and awkward daughter of the household chauffeur, who has been infatuated with David all her life, but David hardly notices her -- "doesn't even know I exist" -- until she goes away to Paris for two years, and returns an elegant, sophisticated, beautiful woman. Suddenly, she finds that she has captured David's attention, but just as she does so, she finds herself falling in love with Linus, and she finds that Linus is also falling in love with her.
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The Lost Weekend Script

Script by:Charles R. Jackson (Novel), Charles Brackett (Screenplay), Billy Wilder (Screenplay)
Directed by:Billy Wilder
Year:1945

Plot: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 planned by his brother and girlfriend, he begins a four-day bender that just might be his last - one way or another.
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Sunset Boulevard Script

Script by:Charles Brackett (Screenplay), Billy Wilder (Screenplay), D.M. Marshman Jr. (Screenplay)
Directed by:Billy Wilder
Year:1950

Plot:A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity.
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Some Like It Hot Script

Script by:I. A. L. Diamond (Author), Michael Logan (Author)
Directed by:Billy Wilder
Year:1959

Plot: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 leave on a tour. To make their getaway they must first disguise themselves as women, then keep their identities secret and deal with the problems this brings - such as an attractive bandmate and a very determined suitor.
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