Website Review: Geocities.com/hollywood/theater/6980/index.htm
Legendary director Billy Wilder’s shadowy, noirish classic about an aging actress dealing with fading fame is treated with all the attention of a DeMille close-up at this fansite. You’ll find a meticulously detailed story description, well-thought-out bios of stars Gloria Swanson and William Holden, and a behind-the-scenes look at the production. Still, the website’s heavy on text, which tends to dwarf the charms of this visually stunning piece of cinema. B
Must-Visit: (geocities.com/hollywood/theater/6980/reactions.htm) Learn why Wilder was driven to nausea at the film’s first screening.