Monkey Business (1952) Script

Script by:I. A. L. Diamond (Screenplay), Charles Lederer (Screenplay), Ben Hecht (Screenplay), Harry Segall (Story)
Directed by:Howard Hawks
Year:1952

Plot:Research chemist Barnaby Fulton works on a fountain of youth pill for a chemical company. One of the labs chimps gets loose in the laboratory and mixes chemicals, but then pours the mix into the water cooler. When trying one of his own samples, washed down with water from the cooler, Fulton begins to act just like a twenty-year-old and believes his potion is working. Soon his wife and boss are also behaving like children.
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Buddy Buddy Script

Script by:Billy Wilder (Writer), I.A.L. Diamond (Writer)
Directed by:Billy Wilder
Year:1981

Plot:During a high profile Mafia testimony case, a contract killer checks-in a hotel room near the courthouse while his next door depressed neighbor wants to commit suicide due to marital problems.
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One Two Three Script

Script by:Ferenc Molnár (Author), Billy Wilder (Screenplay), I. A. L. Diamond (Screenplay)
Directed by:Billy Wilder
Year:1961

Plot:C.R. MacNamara will do anything to get a promotion within the Coca-Cola company, including looking after boss W.P. Hazeltine's rebellious teenage daughter, Scarlett. When Scarlett visits Berlin, where C.R. is stationed, she reveals that she is married to a communist named Otto Piffl -- and C.R. recognizes that Otto's anti-establishment stance will clash with his boss's own political views, possibly jeopardizing his promotion.
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Avanti! Script

Script by:Billy Wilder (Screenplay), I. A. L. Diamond (Screenplay), Samuel A. Taylor (Theatre Play)
Directed by:Billy Wilder
Year:1972

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.
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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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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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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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