When repo men chase him into the driveway of a decrepit Hollywood mansion, faded Hollywood screenwriter Joe Gillis (William Holden) crosses paths with down-and-out former silent-movie star Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson). He desperately needs work, she desperately needs an audience, so the two forge a twisted relationship as Desmond spins baroque tales of her Hollywood glory days while Gillis looks on with an understandable mix of dark... More >>>